Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today ended his two-day official trip to Qatar with a visit to the Islamic Arts Museum here.

He and his wife Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah accompanied by Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Utama Dr Rais Yatim and several Cabinet ministers spent about an hour at the museum.

Abdullah showed a keen interest on the various artifacts on display which came from Islamic countries like Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Qatar itself. Among the exhibits included a handwritten Quran and other works of art produced around the 16th century.

Earlier, Abdullah had called on the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani and discussed various matters which touched on bilateral ties, international issues and those of common interest.

Abdullah and the delegation then left Qatar to begin an official visit to the United Arab Emirates, his last stop on his series of visits to Gulf countries which began on Jan 18. Before Qatar he had visited Bahrain.

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