General Information

     Houston is the biggest city in the state of Texas, and the fourth biggest city in the U.S. with 1558 square Kilometer that lies in Harris County. It is to be considered as a big cultural and economic center in the Gulf Coast area inside the U.S. Also, it is known for its ports as well as the Boeing plant for parts production. That is why Houston comes first on the international port trading.

     Texas Medical Center is one of the most important centers and the assembly of the medical researchers in the world. Houston enjoys a diversity of nationalities and refugees from all over the world, thus it has a harmony of religions and sects that the city respects all.

     As for the financial resources, energy industry and manufacturing are the lead of the resources, especially oil & natural gas, along with the medical services revenues. In the city center, most of the big oil companies’ HQs are posted like Shell, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, Floor and Schlumberger. Every one of those companies have investments contracts in Qatar.

     Houston has many political parties, yet the republican is the predominant and ruling one, Governor Greg Abbott is affiliated with.

     In reference to the political parties in the city, the consulates maintain a moderated, complementary and equal relation with every one of them.

     The state of Qatar and the U.S.A continue to maintain a strong economic bond in the energy sector, as well as the educational and medical fields and are committed to further develop and strengthen their cooperation to better serve their mutual interests.

     The consulate General of the State of Qatar maintains good relations with the city officials; like the Mayor, Governor and the Secretary of the State, along with the other important figures in the local oil companies as well as the city chief of police and the chief judge.