Qatar reliable partner in all areas: German politician
A member of the German Bundestag (Parliament), Jurgen Hardt, said that all the peoples of the world have understood that Qatar is a reliable partner in all security and foreign matters, following the state’s crucial role in the recent Afghan crisis, whether it’s leading the negotiation process, evacuating foreign nationals or assisting the Afghan people.
In a statement to the Qatar News Agency (QNA), Hardt said they were in a critical situation in the summer of last year when we decided to leave Afghanistan with their military and civilians, and that Qatar’s role as a negotiator and facilitator in this situation was of great help to them, and he believes that the peoples of the world have seen that Qatar is a trusted partner in foreign security matters, and that trust between the two parties can be established.
The German parliamentarian from the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) appreciated the visit of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to Berlin, saying that the relations between the two countries continue to strengthen and that the agenda will be filled with many questions. with the impression that the future dialogue with Qatar can be considered positive.
Hardt said the Emir will see that the Germans are open to seeing and talking to him, and he also believes the Emir is also open to meetings and issues he will discuss when he visits Germany. He referred to the visit of the German Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Dr Robert Habeck, and the constructive discussions he had in Doha, particularly in the field of energy , stressing that the file of the import of natural gas from Qatar will be one of the important files during the visit of the Emir to Berlin.
The member of the German Bundestag added that the agenda of the visit will not be limited only to the economic aspect, but will also touch on political and security cooperation, adding that they will see great importance in doing more things with their partners, in particular with Qatar. He pointed out that natural gas is a major pillar of his country’s energy strategy going forward, but his country — he says — made a big mistake by relying heavily on Russia to get 50% of its needs. , stressing that this policy needs to change urgently because the Russian gas issue has been used as a tool against his country in recent times.
The German parliamentarian called the decisions made by Russian President Vladimir Putin “irrational” and did not take into account what is good for Russia and its people, and therefore there is a risk for him to cut the gas from Germany at all times, saying he must take into account the danger that it is possible to cut off gas from Germany, indicating that Putin asked them to pay in rubles while having a contract with Russia that the payment is in euros and dollars and that Germany has committed to what was said in the contract, and have exempted Gazprom from bank sanctions so that they can pay for Russian gas and that goes 100% according to the contract so there is no reason for Russia to cut off supplies but he did with Bulgaria and Poland, and if he does with Germany they will speed up the distribution of Russian gas .
The German parliamentarian stressed that Ukraine needs a new “Marshall plan” for the reconstruction of the country after the end of the war waged by Russia against the Ukrainian people. The Marshall Plan is an economic program developed by the United States to encourage European countries to work together for economic recovery after World War II.
It was called the Marshall Plan because it was first proposed by US Secretary of State George Marshall. The German parliamentarian called on all countries in the world to adopt positions that lead to peace and living in an open world, as well as to take the necessary measures to deal with climate change in the world so that the new generation in the world can have the opportunity to create a better world, by ensuring that the young people of Qatar share the same priority on the agenda with Germany, North America or Asia, namely change climate, as well as peace and prosperity, which are an important and precondition for having peace. If there is no prosperity, it is more difficult to build peace between peoples, he said.