Qatar gained independence in 1971. The country borders with Saudi Arabia to the west and with the Persian Gulf on every other side. The population is estimated to be 2 million and the official language is Arabic.
Following the discovery of important oil and gas fields, Qatar has achieved relevant economic growth. This has increased the country’s investments in various strategic sectors internationally, which, in turn, has strengthened its regional political profile. Over the years, Qatar has been able to establish very close ties with various Middle Eastern countries. By virtue of its prominent role across the region, the country hosted some relevant diplomatic negotiations, including talks between American diplomats and the Taliban. In 2022, the country will also be the first Arab country to host the final phase of the Football World Cup.
Qatar represents an important interlocutor and strategic partner for Italy on many fronts. Bilateral collaboration in sectors such as security and defence has had a positive economic and industrial impact, and has allowed Qatar to increase exponentially its military power in the Persian Gulf, especially in the air and naval warfare sector.
From a commercial point of view, the trade balance between the two countries is in equilibrium. Italy’s main imports from Qatar consist of mineral fuels, oil and other products from oil distillation. Qatar’s imports from Italy consist of a wider range of products, including mechanical and fashion products, of which Italy is one of Qatar’s main suppliers.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, sends a message to Med-Or Foundation on the day of the inauguration.
Med-Or Leonardo Foundation Chairman, Mr. Marco Minniti, paid a visit to the UAE, Qatar and Bahrain between 24-28 of March 2022
Med-Or Leonardo Foundation Chairman, Mr. Marco Minniti, signed a Letter of Intent with the State of Qatar to facilitate partnerships with Qatari institutions in the fields of high-tech, innovation, and higher education
|Capo di stato||Emiro Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani|
|Capo del Governo||Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani|
|Forma Istituzionale||Absolute monarchy|
|Potere Legislativo||Advisory Council, unicameral (45 Members)|
|Potere Giudiziario||High Court|
|Ambasciatore in Italia||HE. Khalid Yousuf Al-Sada|
|Area Totale||11.586 km2|
|Risorse Naturali||oil and natural gas|
|Sintesi Economica||The main resources of economy are oil and natural gas|
|Pil||$180 billion (Dec. 2021)|
|Pil pro capite (Parità di potere di acquisto)||$55.920 (Dec. 2021)|
$47.2 billion (2020)
|Export partner||Japan 17.1%, India 15.4%, China 15%, South Korea 12.8%, Singapore 6% (2020) Imports: $26.8 billion (2020)|
$26.8 billion (2020)
|Import partner||China 12.4%, UK 7.62%, Germany 6.69%, India 5%, France 6.35%, Italy 4.26% (2020)|
|Trade With Italy||$3,73 billion (2021)|
|Popolazione||2.508.182 (2022 est.)|
|Population Growth||+1,04% (2022 est.)|
|Etnie||Qatari 11.6%, non-qatari 88.4%|
|Religione||Muslims 67.7%, Christians 13.8%, Hindu 13.8%, Buddhists 3.1%|
|Alfabetizzazione||93,5% (2022 est.)|