Qatar - Brazil Relations

The Diplomatic Relations between the State of Qatar and the Federative Republic of Brazil has been announced on the 5th of November 1974 followed by the inauguration of the Embassy of the State of Qatar in January 1997.
Since then the Bilateral Relations between the two countries has continuosly grown in different fields including political, cultural and sports, commercial and strong economic ties.
The visit of the high level delegation Headed by the Emir of the State of Qatar to Brazil on the 20th of January 2010, formed the cornerstone of the growth of the bilateral relations by signing 10 agreements between both countries during this visit, which covers various fields of cooperations.

Signed Agreements between both Countries

  • Agreement in the field of Civil Aviation, Signed on 20/01/2010;
  • Agreement cooperation in the Cultural Area, Signed on 15/05/2010;
  • Agreement Cooperation in the Library Field, Signed on 15/05/2010;
  • Agreement Cooperation on the Sports Field, Signed on 15/05/2010;
  • Agreement in the Political Consultation in between both chancelleries, Signed on 20/01/2010;
  • Agreement of Full Visa Mutual Travel for Diplomatic and Private Passports, Signed on 20/01/2010;
  • Agreement Cooperation on News Trade, Signed on 15/05/2010;
  • Agreement Cooperation in the Turism Field, Signed on 15/05/2010;
  • Agreement of the Ministerial Committee, Signe on 15/05/2010;
  • Avoid double tax profit and revenues  for the International Air transport.

Agreements Raised by both sides

  • Agreement on the avoidance of double Taxation.
  • Agreement on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters.
  • Agreement on mutual administrative assistance for the proper application of customs law and repression, investigation and combating of customs offences.
  • Memorandum of understanding between Diplomatic Institutes.
  • Memorandum of understanding in the field of national archives.
  • Agreement Cooperation in the field of Mega events.
  • Agreement in technical Cooperation.
  • Agreement on the investments facilitation and protection.

 Important Visits of Qatar’s side

  • January, 1994 – Visit of H.E. Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al-Thani, Foreign Minister, to Brazil;
  • January 16th, 2009 – H.E. Mohammed Bin Abdulla Al – Rumaihi, Assistant of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, visited Brazil as an Envoy of H.H. the Father Emir;
  • May 19th and 20th, 2009 – The visit of Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage, H.E. Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al – Kuwari to Brazil to participate in the meeting with the Ministers of Culture of the Arabic Countries and Latin America;
  • January 20th, 2010 -  H.H., the Father Emir, official visit to Brazil;
  • May 26th and 28th, 2010 -  H.H. Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, visit to Brazil;
  • December 31st, 2010 -  H.H., Sheikh Abdulla Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Private Councelor of H.H. the Father Emir, participated in the inauguration cerimony of the former President Dilma Rousseff.
  • November 8th, 2011 –H.E. Saif Al-Buainain, assistant of the Foreign Minister came to Brazil for the first meeting of the Political consultation committee between both countries.
  • February 09th, 2012 – A visit of H.E. Dr. Khalid Bin Mohammed Al – Attiyah, Minister of Foreign Affairs, to the capital Brasília to deliver a letter to the Vice-President, Mr. Michel Temer, from H.H., Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser.
  • June, 2012 – Visit of His Excellency Abdulla Bin Hamad Al – Attyia (Minister of Energy) and Excellency Dr. Khalid Bin Mohamed Al – Attiyah, Ministers of Foreign Affairs, to Brazil to participate in the Conference Rio + 20;
  • January, 2015 – Visit from the Vice Prime Minister and Minister of State  for Cabinet Affairs, H.E. Ahmed Bin Abdulla Al – Mahmoud to participate in the inauguration cerimony of the former President Dilma Rousseff.

Important Visits of Brazil’s Side

  • February, 2005 – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Celso Amorim, visited Doha. He delivered to H.H. the Father Emir an inivitation to participate in the 1st Group Conference of Arabian Countries and Latin American and inaugurated officially the openning of the Embassy of Brazil in Doha;
  • November 18th, 2005 – The soccer player, Péle, made a visit to participate the inauguartion openning ceremony of Aspire Dome;
  • November 18th – The General Secretary of the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, made a visit to Doha, and had a meeting with the Officials in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Qatar;
  • November 29th and 30th, 2008 - Mr. Celso Amorim, Minister of Foreign Affairs, participated in the 2º Conference of UN in which it was about the Transformation of Development;
  • March 30th and 31st - The President of Brazil, Luís Inácio Lula da Silva, visited the State of Qatar to participate in the ASPA Summit;
  • May 15th, 2010 - The President of Brazil, Luís Inácio Lula da Silva, visited the State of Qatar in an Official visit;
  • December 01st and 02nd, 2010 – The Minister of Industrial Development and Foreign Commerce visited the State of Qatar;
  • January, 2014 – The Governer of Brasília, Agnelo Queiroz visited the State of Qatar and signed twinning agreement  between the city Doha  and Brasília;
  • November 01st to 04th, 2014 – The Sports Minister, Aldo Rebello, visited Doha;
  • November 11th and 12th, H.E. President Dilma Rousseff visited Doha;
  • May 20th to 22nd, 2016 – The assistant of Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Fernando Abreu visited Doha;
  • October 13th to 17th - The Sports Minister H.E. Leonardo Picciani visited Doha.