QATAR

According to leading specialists, the Qatari political ruling is known for its initiative, determination and efficiency as a result of the skills to foresee the forthcoming changes and evolution in the Middle East and the world. Four representatives of the ruling dynasty draw observers' attention. Above all, this is the Emir of the country Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani (60 years old). Graduate of Sandhurst Military Academy in Great Britain, the Emir has a decisive contribution and plays a leading role in the country's flourishing. His first associate is Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani (53 years old) a.k.a. "The Emir's right hand", the Sheikh has been Minister of Foreign Affairs since 1992 and Prime Minister since 2007. His active foreign policy activity has established him as a respected figure in international diplomacy. The third influential figure in Qatari ruling is the Emir's wife Sheikha Mozah who is notable for her high culture and entrepreneurship. Sheikha Mozah is the Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science

Qatar's policy has won the Qatari people a lot of friends. Such an example is the close French-Qatari relations whose financial basis are also the large Doha's investments which include expensive real estate property in the French capital. The Government has recently bought Paris Saint-Germain Football Club one of the biggest in the country as a part of the preparation for holding the World Cup in 2022 in Qatar. The country has made large investments in other countries, for instance the purchase of a gold mining company in Greece and the Brazilian bank Santander, one of the largest banks in Latin America which is currently financing the

The most important event that Qatar is getting ready for in the upcoming 2013 is holding Consultative Assembly elections for the first time in the country's history. Recently in a speech the Emir of Qatar stated, "in the face of big changes in the Arab region we shouldn't limit ourselves with peaceful messages but we should speed up the implementation of sustainable reforms in all fields of life."

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