Functions of the Ministry
In the light of the global changes, a new law for the Ministry was required to set forth its responsibilities. Hence, Law No. (39) of 2005law was promulgated in 2005, whereby the responsibilities of the Ministry were establish. The functions of the Ministry include: Introduce the State globally; disseminate information about its cultural values and policies; and defend its interests abroad. Propose the foreign policy of the State to be presented to the Emir for approval; and follow up the implementation of such foreign policy. Make recommendations for the planning and implementation of the foreign policy, in coordination with the concerned authorities in the State. Organize the exchange of diplomatic and consular representation with foreign countries and with regional and international organizations. Conduct the necessary communications and discussions to prepare the ground for the conclusion of agreements and treaties, and make arrangements and procedures for their execution and implementation, and monitor their application. Care for the interests of the State and its citizens abroad. Arrange communications between the Qatari ministries and bodies in the one hand and foreign governments and their diplomatic missions, and regional and international organizations and bodies on the other hand. Propose draft laws and regulations relating to the functions of the Ministry.