Qatar’s regional and international role

The Foreign Minister of Qatar discusses the Gulf state’s foreign policy priorities.

Members event, Panel Recording
16 February 2022 — 6:00PM TO 7:00PM
Chatham House and Online

Qatar’s regional and international role - highlights

— The Foreign Minister of Qatar discusses the Gulf state’s foreign policy priorities.

Qatar has played a key role in managing regional conflicts. Following the 2021 signing of the Al-Ula agreement that ended the three-and-a-half-year Gulf dispute, Doha has sought to de-escalate tensions in the region having long advocated for a return to the nuclear deal with Iran.

The Qatari government has led efforts to resolve regional crises including the 2021 conflict in Gaza, cautioning that the Abraham Accords is not the avenue to resolve the ongoing Palestinian issue. Doha has also played a critical role in the regional response to stabilize Afghanistan following the withdrawal of US, UK, and other NATO troops. With so much uncertainty, these interventions are high stakes for Qatar and the region.

In this event, the Qatari Foreign Minister reflects on Qatar’s responses to regional and international crises:

  • What steps are being taken to stabilize the turmoil in Afghanistan?

  • What diplomatic efforts are underway to manage relations with the Taliban?

  • What expectation does each country have from the newly proclaimed government?

  • How does the transition of power impact Qatar and the region?

  • What is Qatar’s role in easing the world’s energy poverty?

This event is part of Chatham House’s ongoing work on the future of conflict.

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