Qatar emir set for Cuba visit

&MaxW=640&imageVersion=default&AR-151129859Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani is going to hold ‘official talks’ with Cuban President Raul Castro

HAVANA, Nov. 21th  (AFP) Qatar’s ruler will meet Cuban President Raul Castro on a visit Cuba starting on Sunday, state-run media said.

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani will hold “official talks” with Castro and “carry out other activities,” the Granma newspaper said Saturday, November 21, offering few concrete details.

Cuba and Qatar established diplomatic ties in 1989 and maintain relations in a number of fields, notably health care and tourism.

A hospital run by Cuban doctors and other medical professionals has been operating in Qatar since 2012.

Doha has shown an interest in expanding cooperation in health care with Cuba and is exploring investment opportunities on the island, media said.

It was unclear how long the Qatari emir would be in Cuba.