Costa Rica and Qatar relationsThe Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Deputy Foreign Minister of Qatar, Ali Bin Fahed Al Hajiri, and the Deputy Foreign Minister of Costa Rica, Gioconda Ubeda, held a meeting today with the aim of improving their bilateral relations in various fields.

In a press conference after the meeting, the Costa Rican diplomat claimed that the purpose of the meeting was to promote the strengthening of diplomatic relations in areas such as culture, investment, and tourism.

“We talked about the situation we have in some conventions and we can specify in the next months, meaning technical cooperation agreements and cultural cooperation agreements,” said Ubeda. He added, “There is a relationship being built with great intensity and there is an interest of the two countries to accelerate the strengthening and deepening of all these issues.”

One outcome of today’s meeting was the creation of an annual cultural week between Costa Rica and Qatar, which is held alternately in both countries and whose first edition will be held in Costa Rica next year.

The countries will also explore the possibility of relaxing visa procedures for citizens of Qatar, and to establish direct flights between Qatar and Costa Rica.

Deputy Al Hajiri recalled that his country has set global investment plans amounting to 100,000 million for the coming decades, so expect Costa Rican entrepreneurs and investors to benefit.

Costa Rica and Qatar established diplomatic relations in 2004 and in 2010 signed a memorandum of understanding on tourism and culture issues. (EFE)

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