On November 27, 2012 in Doha, Ukrainian-Qatari negotiations took place under the presidency of the leaders of the two countries.
The parties discussed a wide range of economic cooperation issues. The leaders of the two countries emphasized the importance of initiating the work of Joint intergovernmental Ukrainian-Qatari commission on economic, trade and technical cooperation. Viktor Yanukovych and HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani also noted the urgency of constant functioning of Ukrainian-Qatari business forum.
In the course of negotiations, the President also drew attention to the progress of Ukrainian domestic reforms. He stressed that efficient reformation required large-scale complex approach. He added that the structure of Ukrainian economy required elaboration of specific approach to the modernization in different spheres. In that context, he emphasized the necessity of harmonizing the best world experience with Ukrainian realities.
Viktor Yanukovych and HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani exchanged state awards. The Head of Ukraine presented First Grade Order of Yaroslav the Wise to the Emir of Qatar. The Emir of Qatar presented Order of Independence to the President of Ukraine.
In the course of the official visit President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych met Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Qatar HE Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani.
Viktor Yanukovych participated in the presentation of national projects and investment opportunities of Ukraine and visited Qatar Science & Technology Park, opened in 2009, in Doha, by Qatar Fund of education, science and public development.