Qatar \ Government \ Council of Ministers \ Ministry of Foreign Affairs \ Asian & African Affairs Department
The Asian and African Affairs Department performs the following functions:
1.To promote and develop bilateral relations between the State of Qatar and Asian and African States in political, economic, cultural, technical and other domains as well as monitor developments in these countries.
2.To study analyze and assess reports from Qatari diplomatic missions in Asian and African countries and state opinion on them.
3.To study and follow up issues and reports referred to it on conditions and developments in Asian and African countries as well as relations between the State of Qatar and Asian and African countries.
4. To follow up and direct Qatari diplomatic missions′ activities in Asian and African countries.
5. To coordinate, monitor and promote relations with Asian and African countries′ diplomatic missions in Qatar.
6.To monitor and assess reports published in the Asian and African press with which the State of Qatar is concerned as well as analyze, assess and state opinion on needed procedures or recommendations thereto, in cooperation with MOFA Information and Research Department.
7.To monitor and study bulletins and other publications issued by Asian and African countries′ missions in Qatar and state views and comments on them.
8.To coordinate with Asian and African regional organizations and competent authorities in Qatar on topics referred to it on promoting cooperation with such organizations, in coordination with MOFA International Organizations and Conferences Department.
9.To prepare reports on the State of Qatar′s relations with Asian and African countries and update such reports.
10.To draft agreements with Asian and African countries, in coordination with MOFA Legal Department.
11. To prepare for works of joint committees with Asian and African countries, take part in them and follow up implementations of decisions issued by them.
12.To prepare, follow up and coordinate visits by high-ranking official delegations from Qatar to Asian and African countries and prepare reports on such visits.
13.To prepare, follow up and coordinate visits to Qatar by high-ranking official delegations from Asian and African countries and prepare reports on such visits.
14.To report regularly on Qatari diplomatic activities in Asian and African countries.
(last updated: 01-December-2009)
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