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Qatar: Emir Sheikh Tamim: Africa visit
Emir Sheikh Tamim made a two-day visit to Ethiopia in early April, his first since becoming ruler. He held talks with President Mulatu Teshome and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. Qatar has traditionally been close to Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki, who has been a frequent visitor to Doha. These relations have caused diplomatic tensions with Ethiopia in the past; in 2008, Ethiopia broke off ties, accusing Doha of supporting extremism in the Horn of Africa. Relations were mended only a few years ago.
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