German Vice-Chancellor in Qatar
On the 9th and 10th of March 2015, German Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister of Economics Sigmar Gabriel has visited Qatar. Among others he met HH the Emir Sheik Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani as well as several ministers. They discussed bilateral economic relations, labour conditions and regional developments in Qatar. During his visit at construction sites for the football world cup he recognized the improvement of the working conditions. Gabriel was also impressed by the project Lusail City, a city planned to accommodate around 450,000 inhabitants and build under German construction management. The stadium in Lusail City will be used for the opening and final games of the 2022 World Cup.