ment, particularly following the visit of His Highness the Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani to Bulgaria in 2007 as well as following the visit of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria to Doha. These visits have paved the way for the strong relations between the two coutries and peoples.

1W: Will there be new visits by businesspeople, investors orrepresentatives of Qatari companies in the upcoming months?

First of all, I'd like to say that Bulgaria and Qatar have signed over nine cooperation agreements for the last 10 months in the field of politics, economy, tourism, agriculture, medicine defense, etc. Qatari expert delegations keep coming. Every month there is a visit by representatives of enterprises and investment companies aimed at discussing the investment programmes in the different sectors. This will continue until there is mutual willingness to extend the cooperation and actual possibilities for this extension as well as legislative base which facilitates and protects the investments. I would like to mention that the visits by the Bulgarian official delegations and Bulgarian investors to Doha are happening quickly and are aimed at different investment projects and programmes.

1W: Qatar has a significant role in the Middle East which is manifested through its support to the rebels whose aim is to achieve freedom and democratic changes in the Arab coutries.

The Arab Spring has made it possible to progress towards retaining the security and stability in the region as well as in the rest of the world through the provision of support so that the countries in the region can pass through the transitional period and overcome the social and economic turmoil whilst preserving the security and

stability. In this regard, Qatar's politics is notable for its openness, clarity and courage as far as its support to the demands of the Arabs are concerned. Qatar renders support to the youth rebels in the light of the evaluation of the changes worldwide and within the Arab societies themselves, which no longer accept the policies violating human rights and citizens' dignity.

Qatar has looked into the attitudes in the region and worldwide as well as into the needs of the new Arab societies which have been prompted by the globalization and advances in the field of communication through their influence upon the

places in the world?

Qatar has shown its abilities as a neutral mediator in resolving conflicts through peaceful and diplomatic means between conflicting forces around the world and the political clashes within the countries themselves. Qatar's foreign policy and its unique relations with the different countries and political forces in countries where there are armed conflicts and political clashes ongoing as well as the confidence of the international community in the moderate diplomatic role of the country has enabled Qatar to gather together around the negotiating table to urge them to make compromise for reaching

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mindset of the new Arab Muslim generation. The leader of the modern Qatari revival and changes in the social sphere and the field of politics, economy, culture and education, His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani saw in the Arab revolutions the great desire of the youth in all Arab countries for a sweeping and quality change in the governance of their countries and resources aimed at attaining social justice.

1W: How will you account for your achievements in resolving conflicts and overcoming political crises in the different

peaceful agreements. In reality, Qatar has succeeded into settling the situation in those regions and reaching peaceful agreements in different conflicts around the world.

1W: What do you make of Qatar's role in the international relations?

No doubt, the determination, concern and wisdom of His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani and His Highness the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani have made Qatar a country notable for its leading role in international

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