At the launch event, David Beckham spoke alongside British designer Foday Dumbuya of Labrum London and young Qatari designers about empowerment through creativity. The UK pavilion, The Garden of GREAT, opened on Saturday at the…
Hopton will be replaced by Ajay Sharma, who is currently charge d'affaires to Iran. Sharma, who moves to Qatar next month, played a role in the recent Iran nuclear negotiations and was involved in the reopening of the British Embassy in Tehran in August.
The embassy has been posting daily tweets and Facebook messages advising the 20,000 British expats in Qatar to make sure that their fun remains within the law. Otherwise, they caution, individuals run the risk of arrest or a hefty fine.
The British Ambassador to Qatar has spoken out against recent articles in the Qatari media which have suggested that the UK government "does not support Qatar," following recent allegations surrounding Qatar 2022 in the UK press.