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In pictures: Qatar Prime Minister meets Theresa May

Prime minister Sheikh Abdullah is leading a delegation of more than 400 officials and business executives to London and Birmingham.

In pictures: Qatar Prime Minister meets Theresa May
Qatar plans to increase its investments in the U.K. by 5 billion pounds ($6.3 billion) within the next five years, deepening the countries’ trade ties as London prepares to quit the European Union. (Image: QNA)
In pictures: Qatar Prime Minister meets Theresa May
Britain's Prime Minster Theresa May greets Qatar's Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani on the steps of 10 Downing Street in central London. (JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Qatar Prime Minister meets Theresa May
The Gulf emirate already has about 35 billion pounds of investments in the UK, ranging from the Harrods department store to The Savoy hotel and the Shard skyscraper. (Image: QNA)
In pictures: Qatar Prime Minister meets Theresa May
Britain's Prime Minster Theresa May exits 10 Downing Street. (JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Qatar Prime Minister meets Theresa May
“Transforming the country into a global centre for knowledge-based industries and innovation is one of the most vital goals of the state of Qatar,” Al-Thani said. (JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Qatar Prime Minister meets Theresa May
Members of the Qatar's Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani's delegation take pictures of 'Larry' the Downing Street cat, as they arrive for his meeting with Britain's Prime Minster Theresa May at 10 Downing Street in central London. (JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Qatar Prime Minister meets Theresa May
The emirate looks to cooperate with the British government and UK firms to achieve that goal at a time when the UK “sets a course as Global Britain,” he added. (JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)