The German-Qatari Association was founded in 2011. It is an independent, non-governmental organization for the intercultural encouter between German and Qatari people.
Qatar and Germany have become close partners in recent years – in many fields and on different levels. On an economic level there is great mutual recognition. In the technological field as well as in tourism there are many positive developments. Education, science and sports became ideal fields for cooperation.
In spite of these positive dynamics in the German-Qatari cooperation there are many prejudices on a social level that can lead to misunderstandings and that can impede collaborations. Unfair reports and distorted facts in many cases led to oblique perception.
That is why the German-Qatari Association wants to promote understanding, so that people of both countries get to know each other better. We seek to overcome prejudices and clichés, to enable friendship and trust on both sides.
Under the patronage of H.E Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the State of Qatar, The National Committee for organizing the Business and Investment in Qatar Forum is organizing the Forum’s 9th Edition this year in Berlin, Germany from 6-7 September 2018.
For the first time in its history, the Emirate of Qatar has named women as members of the Majlis Ash-Shura Council. An appropriate decree was issued by Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani in early November. The Council, which advises Cabinet draft legislation, the draft budget and general government policy, is considered as an important […]
In the past, Qatar was blamed lots of times for the situation on its construction zones. The media and several NGO´s even talked about “Thousands of deaths at world cup construction zones”. Qatar disagreed on such displays regarding to a complete different reality. ILO and IGB , NGO´s fighting for workers’ rights, stopped their investigations […]
In an interview with the German newspaper Zeit-Online, the American director Adam Sobel tells of his new film “Workers Cup“. Sobel, who himself lived in Qatar for five years, accompanied young guest workers in Qatar. He talked to them about their living conditions and personal stories. The film is knitted along a football tournament for […]
Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, sharply attacked Qatar during a discussion on October 23, 2017 at the Hudson Institute. He defended Trump’s Middle East policies and his state visits last May. According to him, those were a success and had sparked “tectonic plate shifts”. He further stated: “It was important for the Muslim world. […]