Economy Minister Robert Habeck was in Doha for talks on boosting Germany's energy security after Russia's incursion into Ukraine. The two sides have agreed on a long-term gas supply partnership.
The less visible and most pernicious part of the relationship between Egypt, Israel, and the US revolves around the besieged Gaza Strip.
The Doha meeting would be a prelude to agreeing on a new constitution and then holding elections in the African nation that was thrown into turmoil last April.
While Doha maintains its traditional balancing foreign policy, Moscow's attack has given it an opportunity to flex its soft-power muscles.
US has granted a similar designation to some 15 countries which allows for access to certain defence and trade privileges, but unlike NATO membership, does not guarantee military protection by Washington.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has triggered sweeping Western sanctions that threaten to disrupt commodity flows, raising the spectre of gas shortages, blackouts and further price increases.
As Russia escalates tensions in the Ukrainian crisis, the possibility of the Kremlin shutting the gas valve of its largest energy supplier, Gazprom, leaves Europe scrambling to find alternatives.
Speaking at the Gas Exporting Countries Forum summit in Doha, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi calls for the security of the global energy markets.
Ebrahim Raisi arrived in Doha on Monday on the first visit by an Iranian president to Qatar in 11 years and as Gulf states closely watch indirect US-Iranian talks to salvage a 2015 nuclear pact.
The Gulf nation could help extend Washington’s “diplomatic reach” as it continues its strategic shift away from the Middle East.
Doha will host a summit of major gas exporters, organisers of Gas Exporting Countries Forum say, as Western countries seek alternate supplies in the event of Russia invading Ukraine.
Some 1.8 million tickets were sought just for the final, which will be held in the 80,000 seat Lusail stadium in Doha on December 18, the world body said.
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