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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 – 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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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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