Qatar, an oil-rich country in the Middle East, enjoys close and friendly relations with Indonesia based on a tradition of goodwill and shared economic interests. It is also emerging as one of Indonesia’s most important foreign investors and trade partners.
“Our relations with Indonesia are very good and strong. Our investments and trade are growing rapidly,” Qatari Ambassador to Indonesia Ahmed A. Al-Mohannadi told The Jakarta Post recently.
The State of Qatar was founded by Sheikh Jasim Bin Mohammed Bin Thani on Dec. 18, 1878. Though Qatar, a former British protectorate, became independent on Sept. 3, 1971, the people of Qatar celebrate their National Day every Dec. 18.
Since establishing diplomatic relations with Indonesia in 1976, Qatar has attached an increasingly greater importance to Southeast Asia’s largest economy.
“Indonesia is a country w...