Qatar’s ruler hosted Venezuela’s vice chairman for an official go to on Wednesday.
Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani met with Vice President Delcy Rodriguez and her delegation on the Al Bahr Palace. They mentioned methods to enhance bilateral relations, in accordance with the official Qatar News Agency.
Qatar-Venezuela relations are noteworthy due to each states’ relations with the United States. Qatar is a powerful US ally. Venezuela, however, has an acrimonious relationship with Washington. The United States opposes the Venezuelan authorities of Nicolas Maduro and helps an opposition authorities. The US authorities maintains a number of sanctions on Venezuela and notably opposes the Bolivarian Republic’s relations with Iran.
Qatar’s cordial relations with Venezuela will not be new. Rodriguez additionally visited Doha in 2020 to debate bilateral relations and attend a ping pong competitors, in accordance with the Venezuelan state-funded teleSUR information outlet.
Turkey, which is Qatar’s essential ally within the Middle East, has additionally loved good relations with Venezuela for a few years. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu visited Caracas final August.
The administration of former President Donald Trump made vital efforts to publicly counter the Venezuelan authorities on various points, notably concerning Iranian gasoline deliveries to the South American nation. US President Joe Biden has not made Venezuela as a lot of a spotlight of his overseas coverage compared, although US sanctions stay in place. On Qatar, US relations stay sturdy with the Gulf state.
For a number of years, Qatar and Venezuela had been each members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Qatar left the group in 2019 to deal with pure gasoline.