Nicholas Hopton

Nicholas Hopton

Ambassador to Qatar

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4th November 2015 Doha, Qatar

Nicholas Hopton

by Nicholas Hopton

Ambassador to Qatar

 وأنا أغادر قطر …

مع انتهاء فترة عملي كسفير للمملكة المتحدة لدى دولة قطر، يُسعدني اليوم أن أعرب عن مدى اعتزازي بالصداقة التاريخية القائمة بين دولتينا. صداقة أقوى حاليا من أي وقت مضى، وستكون بعد أكثر متانة في السنوات المقبلة. العلاقة بين قطر والمملكة المتحدة هو تجسيد للشراكة بمعناها الحقيقي، فهي تغطي مجالات التعاون كافة كالدفاع والسياسة الخارجية والثقافة […]

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27th October 2015 Doha, Qatar

Nicholas Hopton

by Nicholas Hopton

Ambassador to Qatar

On leaving Qatar…

As I complete my time as UK Ambassador in Qatar, I am delighted to see that the historic friendship between Qatar and the UK is now stronger than ever – and set to strengthen even more in the coming years. This is a partnership in it’s true sense. It covers defence, foreign policy, culture, education, […]

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2nd September 2014 Doha, Qatar

Nicholas Hopton

by Nicholas Hopton

Ambassador to Qatar

Croeso – مرحبا بكم في ويلز

Croeso I Gymru – مرحبا بكم في ويلز. في وقت لاحق من هذا الأسبوع، ستنعقد قمة حلف شمال الأطلسي (ناتو) في ويلز. ويعد ذلك أكبر تجمع على الإطلاق للقادة الدوليين في بريطانيا. سيكون موضوع القمة الرئيسي هو “بناء الاستقرار في عالم متغير”. ومن خلال عقد هذه القمة في ويلز، سنتمكن من تسليط الضوء على هذه […]

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2nd September 2014 Doha, Qatar

Nicholas Hopton

by Nicholas Hopton

Ambassador to Qatar

Croeso – Welcome to Wales

Croeso i Gymru – Welcome to Wales. Later this week, Wales will host the NATO Summit, the largest gathering of international leaders ever to take place in Britain. The theme of the Summit is ‘Building Stability in an Unpredictable World’. By bringing the Summit to Wales, we will be able to shine the global spotlight […]

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9th February 2014 Doha, Qatar

Nicholas Hopton

by Nicholas Hopton

Ambassador to Qatar

Brits Don’t Do Culture – Or Do They?

When I first arrived in Doha last July, I was verging on the sceptical when I heard about the Qatar/UK 2013 Year of Culture. It didn’t sound particularly British, despite our popular cultural icons and their global reach. I’m as proud of James Bond, JK Rowling and One Direction as anyone, but when it comes […]

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3rd February 2014 Doha, Qatar

Nicholas Hopton

by Nicholas Hopton

Ambassador to Qatar

National dialogue points to brighter future for Yemen

Whilst I was still an Ambassador in Yemen, I wrote a blog offering some tips to the newly appointed members of Yemen’s National Dialogue Conference. I suggested that if they were to rise to the huge historical responsibility placed on their shoulders, and heal the country’s divisions allowing it to become more secure and prosperous, […]

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22nd October 2013 Doha, Qatar

Nicholas Hopton

by Nicholas Hopton

Ambassador to Qatar

يوم عمل المدونات 2013 : حقوق الإنسان

لقد مرت فترة من الزمن على كتابة آخر مدونة لي، وقد انتقلت بعدها من اليمن لتولي منصبي الحالي كسفير للمملكة المتحدة في دولة قطر. ويسعدني الآن أن أعمل في الدوحة، في هذا الوقت بالذات، خاصة وأن البلاد تمر بمرحلة تطور سريعة بالإضافة إلى لعب دولة قطر دورا دوليا أكثر أهمية من أي وقت مضى. لقد […]

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22nd October 2013 Doha, Qatar

Nicholas Hopton

by Nicholas Hopton

Ambassador to Qatar

Blog Action Day 2013: Human Rights

It’s been a while since I last blogged. Since my last post, I have left Yemen and moved to be the UK Ambassador to Qatar. I am delighted to be serving in Doha at a time when the country continues to develop fast and play an ever-more important role internationally. 16 October marked Blog Action […]

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19th July 2013 Doha, Qatar

Nicholas Hopton

by Nicholas Hopton

Ambassador to Qatar

Kick Starting Yemen’s Future

The children wanted to play football. But there wasn’t one to hand. So an older boy was dispatched on a motorbike to find one. Then after a long wait a battered ball arrived and two hundred men and boys chased a ball around a dusty patch in the middle of the village. The game was […]

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3rd April 2013 Doha, Qatar

Nicholas Hopton

by Nicholas Hopton

Ambassador to Qatar

البراعم الخضراء في اليمن

يزعم بعض الناس أن مشاكل اليمن متأصلة في البلاد بعمق لدرجة أنه من الصعب التغلب عليها. وصحيح أن الثقافة القبلية في الشمال وإرث حكومات ما بعد الاستقلال والمظالم التي عانى من الناس منذ الوحدة – ناهيك عن  مصائب الإرهاب والفساد – تمثل عقبات كبيرة. فهي تقطع الطريق أمام إيجاد ديموقراطية أكثر تمثيلا، وتنفيذ لسطلة القانون، […]

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About Nicholas Hopton

Nicholas Hopton is former Ambassador to Yemen. He was appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the State of Qatar in July 2013 . Nicholas is a career diplomat who joined the…

Nicholas Hopton is former Ambassador to Yemen. He was appointed
Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the State of Qatar in July 2013 .
Nicholas is a career diplomat who joined the FCO in 1989 having
studied at St Peter’s School, York, and Cambridge University (Magdalene
College).  He has also studied at La Sapienza University in Rome and ENA in Paris.
With the FCO he has served overseas in Yemin,Paris, Rome, Morocco and Mauritania.
He is married with five children.

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