Qatari Emir expands cooperation with China

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani is on a state visit to China with the aim to building a strategic partnership with China that would result in heightened bilateral practical cooperation
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China's President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People on November 3, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Getty Images)
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China's President Xi Jinping (R) and Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People on November 3, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Getty Images)
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Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani (2nd R) and China's President Xi Jinping (2nd L) attend a meeting at the Great Hall of the People on November 3, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Getty Images)
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Qatari Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al-Mahmoud (C) signs on a memorandum of understanding about Qatar becoming a member of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence - Building Measures in Asia (CICA) on May 20, 2014 in Shanghai, China. The fourth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence - Building Measures in Asia (CICA) began on Tuesday morning and Qatari has become the 25th member of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence - Building Measures in Asia (CICA). (Getty Images)
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Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt (L) speaks at the opening of the confernce Global Green Growth Forum on October 8, 2012 in Copenhagen, as South Korean Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik (2nd L), Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada (3rd L), Minister of Environment of Mexico, Liu Qi (4th L), Vice Minister National Energy Administration, China and Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah (R), Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority, Qatar, listen. The annual two day event will bring together more than 200 leaders from government, industry and international organizations convening in Copenhagen for the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) to discuss concrete measures to promote an array of green growth measures. (AFP/Getty Images)
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China's Premier Wen Jiabao (R) talks with Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People on May 12, 2010 in Beijing, China. Qatar's Prime Minister was in China to take part in a signing ceremony. (Getty Images)
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Head of the World Trade Organization Mike Moore (L), Qatari Finace, Economy and Trade Minister Sheikh Yussef Hussein Kamal (R) and Chinese Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation Minister Shi Guangsheng share a toast during the signing ceremony of China's entry in the WTO in Doha 11 November 2001. (AFP/Getty Images)