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State of Qatar

Diplomatic relations between Brazil and Qatar were established in 1974, three years after Qatar's independence. Brazil was represented by its ambassador in Jeddah (from 1974) and Abu Dhabi (from 1983) and Qatar by its permanent representative to the United Nations in New York. In April 2005, Brazil opened its resident embassy in Doha. The Qatari embassy residing in Brazil was reopened in June 2007.

Since then, bilateral political relations have markedly improved, as evidenced by the significant increase in the number of official high-level working visits from both sides. In January 2010, Emir Hamad Al Thani had a working visit to Brazil and, in May of the same year, received President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Doha. In December 2011, Vice President Michel Temer traveled to Doha to attend the 4th Alliance of Civilizations Forum. In November 2014, President Dilma Rousseff visited to Qatar. Doha was also visited by the Brazilian Foreign Minister in 2005, in 2008 (Conference on Financing for Development) and 2011. In 2017, the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply and the Minister of Defense visited Qatar.

In November of 2011, the first Brazil-Qatar Political Consultation meeting was held in Brasilia. In April of 2019, the Second Meeting of Political Consultations was held in Doha.

The potential for evolution of the bilateral relations can also be seen in the economic field. Bilateral trade has evolved significantly since 2000, from US$ 27 million to US$ 540 million in 2018.

Chronology of Bilateral Relations

1974 – Brazil and Qatar establish diplomatic relations (May 20). Creation of the Brazilian embassy in the state of Qatar, cumulative with the embassy in Jeddah (Decree No. 74.148, 6/6/74)

1983 – The diplomatic mission of Brazil in Qatar becomes cumulative with the embassy in Abu Dhabi (Decree No. 88.935 of 10/31/83)

1994 – The foreign minister of Qatar, Sheik Hamad Jassen bin Jaber Al Thani, visits Brazil. Agreement on the opening of resident embassies in Doha and in Brasília (January)

1994 – Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism Élcio Álvares visits Qatar (December)

1997 – Qatar opens its resident embassy in Brasília

1999 – Qatar closes its embassy in Brasília due to Brazil's lack of reciprocity

2005 – Foreign Minister Celso Amorim visits Doha, when he invites the Emir of Qatar to participate in the ASPA Summit and announces the opening of the resident Embassy of Brazil in Doha (February)

2005 – The embassy of Brazil in Doha is created by the Decree n. 5409, 4.4.2005 and opened in May

2007 – The embassy of Qatar in Brasília is reopened (June)

2008 – Foreign Minister Celso Amorim meets with prime minister and foreign minister of Qatar, Sheik Hamad bin Jaber Al Thani, in Doha, on the sidelines of the Conference on Financing for Development

2009 – President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva meets Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani in Doha on the sidelines of the Second ASPA Summit (March)

2010 – Official visit to Brazil of Emir Hamad Bin Khalifa al Thani, accompanied by Prime Minister Hamad Bin Khalifa Bin Jaber al Thani (January)

2010 - First direct air link between the two countries opened by Qatar Airways (June 24)

2010 – State Visit of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to Qatar (May)

2010 – The royal Consort, Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, travels to Rio de Janeiro to attend the Third Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations and has a meeting with President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (May 27-29)

2010 – Qatar Airways launches direct flights between the two countries (June 24)

2010 – The minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Miguel Jorge, goes on a trade mission to Qatar accompanied by a delegation of more than 100 Brazilian entrepreneurs (December)

2011Official visit of Foreign Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota to Qatar. The Minister is received by the Emir, by the Prime Minister and by the State Minister of Foreign Affairs (March 9)

2011 – First Brazil-Qatar Political Consultations Meeting is held in Brasília (November 8)

2011 – Vice President Michel Temer attends the Fourth Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations, in Doha (December)

2012 – Deputy Foreign Minister of Qatar Khalid al Attiyah visits Brasília and is received by Vice-President Michel Temer (February 2)

2013 – Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota meets with Deputy Foreign Minister Khalid Al Attiyah on the sidelines of the Fifth Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations, in Vienna (February)

2013 – The Brazil-Qatar Parliamentary Group (currently inactive) is created within the framework of the National Congress (October)

2013 – The minister of Social Development, Tereza Campello, and the minister of Social Welfare, Garibaldi Alves Filho, attend the World Social Security Forum in Doha (November)

2014 – The governor of the Federal District, Agnelo Queiroz, visits Qatar accompanied by a delegation, and is hosted by prime minister Sheik Abdullah bin Nasser Al Thani. On the occasion, the Treaty of Brotherhood between Brasília and Doha is signed (February)

2014 – The minister of Sports, Aldo Rebelo, attends the Doha Goals International Forum (November)

2014 – President Dilma Rousseff makes an official visit to Qatar (November)

2015 – The minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Celso Pansera, makes an official visit to Qatar and attends the World Innovation Summit for Education – WISE (November)

2016 – Sheik Joaan, brother of the Emir and president of the Qatari Olympic Committee, visits Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Olympic Games

2017 – Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Blairo Maggi, visits Qatar (May)

2017 – Minister of Defense, Raul Jungmann, visits Qatar (December)

2019 – II Meeting of Political Consultations Brazil - Qatar (April 4)

2019 – The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, visits Qatar (October 28)

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