The Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs, Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah, held talks with the Italian Minister of Defense, Lorenzo Guerini, regarding strengthening bilateral relations and ways to develop them.
Al-Attiyah, accompanied by the commander of the Qatari Emiri Naval Forces, Major General Abdullah Al-Sulaiti, and a number of senior officers of the Qatari Armed Forces, visited the shipyard of the Italian Fincan Thierry Shipyard in Moggiano.
The Qatari minister participated in the inauguration ceremony of a corvette warship named "Al-Zubara" and the patrol boat "Msheireb", which were built for Qatar in the Italian shipyard.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs visits the shipyard of the Italian / Fincantieri / Italian ships factory in the Italian city of Mogiano (La Spezia), as part of his Excellency's participation in the inauguration ceremony of the Corvette (Al Zubarah) and the patrol boat (Msheireb). # Qena pic. twitter.com/9fqDeSLjIH
- Qatar News Agency (@QatarNewsAgency) September 18, 2020
The commander of the Qatari Emiri Naval Forces, Major General Abdullah Al-Sulaiti, stated that the launch of the warship and the patrol boat comes in the context of a Qatari project to supply 4 corvette ships and two patrol boats, in addition to a helicopter carrier, indicating that this project would enhance Maritime security in the Arab Gulf, and as he put it, protects Qatar's vital interests.