Ambassador Orphanides: Qatar is one of the safest countries

The Greek Ambassador to Qatar Constantinos Orphanides in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) referred to the relations of Qatar with Greece and the targets of the Greek embassy.

“Qatar is one of the safest countries I have ever visited. No act of terrorism has been recorded and criminality is at low levels. The country has taken all the necessary measures to safeguard the security of the citizens,” he underlined.

“The peoples of Qatar, like other small Gulf states, have a very different mindset than those of their neighboring major Gulf countries. They are characterised by extroversion and modernization, they are in contact with other cultures and open to the assimilation of their features, particularly of the western culture. Perhaps it is because they are coastal peoples. Qatar in particular has used the great wealth it obtained from the huge oil and gas deposits for the country’s modernization and cultural development. At the same time, it managed to create an harmonious coexistence between the indigenous and more than two million foreign citizens working here and come from countries of different cultural identities (Europe, Arab countries, Indian subcontinent Southeast Asia, Africa). Qatar has achieved a real multicultural harmony. Here they live, work and cooperate harmoniously,” he added.