March 1, 2024

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The Qataris forced German President Steinmeier to wait on the plane for an hour


German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier landed in Qatar without a government official coming to greet him. Then, an hour later, some minor official came out to see him.

The purpose of the German President’s visit to Qatar was part of his efforts to support Israel. It seems that Qatar is not very happy about this.

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, visiting Qatar as part of his support for Israel, waited on the plane for half an hour because Qatari Foreign Minister Sultan al-Muraichi did not come to greet him.


https://twitter.com/SpriterMonitor1/status/1729983211688595781

A very revealing story. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier landed in Qatar. Door opened. The red carpet was rolled out. But… not a single official representative of the Qatari government met him. He waited at the door of the plane for several minutes (!!!) until a Qatari official came to greet him.


This attitude of Qatar shows how the countries of the Global South perceive the Germany of Olaf Scholz, whose political weight is rapidly falling into the abyss.

During Angela Merkel’s chancellorship, officials from all countries (even the US) waited for hours for a German government official to get off a plane because at the time they considered Germany a great power with a say in world affairs.





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