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Mayor Muryn joins Mayoral Delegation to Qatar

Post Date:11/21/2019 3:30 PM
Thursday, November 21, 2019: Findlay Mayor Christina Muryn returned from a brief trip to Qatar where she joined six other mayors from across the United States in a diplomatic trip sponsored and funded by the Qatar Embassy to the United States. The five day trip which commenced on Saturday, November 16, 2019, focused on building economic and cultural relations between the United States and Qatar. The delegation consisted of United States Conference of Mayors President and Rochester Hills, Michigan, Mayor Bryan Barnett as well as Mayors from Orlando, FL, Tacoma, WA, Plano, TX, Columbus, OH, and Lake Orion Township, MI. While in Qatar the delegation met with Qatari Government Officials including the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Municipality & Environment, the Minister of Commerce & Industry, Central Municipality Council President, and Foreign Affairs Ministry Spokeswoman Lolwah Al Khater. They also toured the Qatar Foundation, various museums, FIFA World Cup 2022 Stadium Al Wakrah Stadium, Education City which houses seven United States Universities, the Qatar Port Authority, and the Al-Udeid Air Base which serves as the largest U.S. overseas airbase and the forward headquarters of U.S. CENTCOM.

“I was honored to have the opportunity to represent the City of Findlay and the United States in Qatar. This trip was a wonderful experience that I will not soon forget. I am grateful to the Qatar Embassy for their generous sponsorship of the delegation,” says Muryn. “Qatar has played a vital role in support of the United States military specifically in the Middle East over the previous decade. I am excited to see how we can continue to strengthen our two nations’ relationship through cultural and economic exchange.”

Qatar is an Arab nation of 2.5 million people, of which approximately 250,000 are native Qataris. Located on the Persian Gulf, Qatar is known as one of the world’s wealthiest countries with a GDP (2017) of $308.6 billion and a GNI per capita of $116,799 -- more than $20,000 higher than any other nation. According to the July 8, 2019, article, “These are the 25 richest countries in the world,” by Grant Suneson via the 24/7 Wall Street.

To learn more about Qatar visit Qatar Embassy in Washington – USA.