Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani – CC via Flickr/U.S. Department of State
CAIRO - 9 September 2017: Social media users from the Gulf region have widely shared a sarcastic video comparing the English skills and confidence of the foreign ministers of Qatar and United Arab Emirates.
The edited video shows a hesitant Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, the Qatari foreign minister, in different settings, repeating words or changing them although he reads from a paper.
The clips are parts of his statements and speeches at the Arab Center Washington D.C. last June, Chatham House, a London-based policy institute, as well as an interview with CNN host Christiane Amanpour last July.
It also features one clip of UAE's Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, where he speaks fluent English at an International Institute for Strategic Studies plenary session in late 2014. He is seen speaking about defeating the Islamic State group in Syria without involving Iran in a political process, hardly looking at his papers.