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Middle East

Qatar / กาตาร์

รัฐกาตาร์
State of Qatar

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General Profile

Qatar / กาตาร์

  • The small country with good economy
  • The highest GDP per capita in the GCC and the top rank of the world
  • The 3rd biggest natural gas source of the world after Russia and Iran
  • Increasing influence and roles in the world stage in various dimensions such as economic, trade, investment and political dimensions
General Information

   Area                  11,437 square kilometers(around 2% of Thailand)
   Capital               Doha
   Population        1.7 million people (2010)
   Languages         Arabic, English
   Religion             Muslim (mostly Sunni)
   King                   H.H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani
   Prime Minister/Foreign Minister
    H.E. Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassem Bin Jabor Al-Thani
   Independence Day           December 18
   Thai-Qatari Diplomatic Relation Foundation Day        August 7, 1980

Economy Information (2010)

   GDP                                    $114.05 billion(Thailand: $317.8 billion)
   GDP per Capita $67,090 (Thailand: $4,719.8)
   Real GDP Growth               14% (Thailand: 7.8% )
   Exchange rate                    Rial (QAR)(1 QAR = 8.4 THB) (Jun. 16, 11)
   Reserves                            $30.62 billion (Thailand: $185.6 billion)
   Inflation rate                     -1.9% (Thailand: 3.3%)
   Oil reserves                        26.8 billion barrels
   Gas reserves                      25.37 billion cubic meters
   Oil - production                  1.35 million barrels/ day
   Natural resources               Oil, natural gas, fish
   Industries Oil production and oil refining, LNG, fertilizers, iron
   Imports - commodities       Machinery and transport equipment, chemical products
   Imports - partners Japan, the United of America, Germany
   Exports - commodities       Oil, fertilizers, gas, chemical products
   Exports - partners             Japan, South Korea, Singapore

Statistics of Thailand-Qatar (2010)

   Trade of Thailand - Israel $2,368.40 million (Thailand: export value $266.50 million,
                                                   import value $2,101.90 million,
                                                   trade deficit value $1,835.40 million
   Export products of Thailand   Cars and parts, iron and steel, air conditioners
   Import products from Qatar   Crude oil, oil, fertilizers, chemicals
   Tourism         16,232 Qatari tourists to Thailand in 2010 (increasing 56.5% from 2009)
   Thai people in Qatar     15,820 Thai people
   Visa                Need to apply for visa for Thai people to Kuwait
                          Free visa for 30-day stay for Qatari people
   Office of Thailand in Qatar       The Royal Thai Embassy in Doha
   Office of Qatar in Thailand       The Embassy of the State of Qatar in Bangkok

Middle East Division, March 2010

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Agreements and Cooperation

  • AGREEMENT ON ECONOMIC, COMMERCIAL AND TECHNICAL COOPERATION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF QUTAR
    Date Signed 12 April 1999
  • MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE STATE OF QATAR AND THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND
    Date Signed 23 November 1998
  • AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF QATAR FOR AIR SERVICES BETWEEN AND BEYOND THEIR RESPECTIVE TERRITORIES
    Date Signed 9 August 1991