'Qatar to play important role in NATO's future' Jul 13, 2018 0 402 12345 QNADohaTurkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Deputy Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Rose Gottemoeller have stressed that Qatar is an important ally of NATO and it will play an important part in the alliance's future.They praised the participation of Qatar in the 29th NATO summit in the Belgian capital Brussels.In an interview with Al-Sharq newspaper, the Turkish foreign minister said Qatar is an important political and military ally and a balanced party in the equation of the international forces in confronting extremism and terrorism.He said Qatar's joining of the alliance by supplying forces and equipment in Afghanistan to confront terrorist organisations and restore security and stability is an important and pivotal role on the agenda of the current summit.The Turkish FM stressed that Qatar's armed forces have significant military expertise acquired through their participation and involvement in extensive training programmes with various forces around the world. Qatari forces gathered outstanding skills and innovative plans by participating in these programmes, he noted.He said these backgrounds made NATO member states welcome Qatar's role in the alliance and its participation in the most important and active fronts where terrorist groups are operating.For her part, NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller said Qatar is an ally and an active actor in NATO.She said NATO members welcomed the presence of Qatar and its active involvement in the alliance because of its honourable record in the fight against terrorism. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Qatar media acts ethically: PM Jul 13, 2018 0 652 Qatar highlights measures to develop expat labour sector Jul 13, 2018 0 229 Probe UAE for war crimes in Yemen prisons: Amnesty Jul 13, 2018 0 371 Qatar condemns Afghanistan attack Doha Qatar has condemned the attack on security checkpoints and a military base in Kunduz province in Afghanistan, causing deaths and injuries. In a statement on Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterated .. Trump stokes Brexit turmoil at the start of UK visit London Donald Trump began a protest-laden trip to Britain on Thursday by questioning whether Prime Minister Theresa May will deliver on UK voters' intentions when they decided to quit the European Union. The .. Libya to re-open key southern oilfield Tripoli Libya's National Oil Company said on Thursday it will re-open a southern oil field and resume production within 48 hours, after announcing a resumption of exports in the eastern oil crescent. The NOC .. Thai cave rescue site to become a museum Mae Sai Rescuers who pulled a young Thai football team from deep inside a flooded cave were dismantling their worksite on Thursday, as plans emerged to turn the spot into a museum. At least one film production house was ..