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Germany acknowledges difficulties for LGBT people in Qatar but no travel warning

by Reuters
Thursday, 10 November 2022 10:10 GMT

Passengers wait to collect their bags and luggage at the baggage belt area inside Hamad International Airport ahead of the World Cup soccer tournament in Doha, Qatar November 7, 2022. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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Germany acknowledges difficulties for the LGBT community in Qatar, but does not have a travel warning in place for the country

BERLIN, Nov 9 (Reuters) - The situation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Qatar is difficult, but Germany currently does not have a travel warning in place for the country, said a foreign ministry spokesperson in Berlin on Wednesday.

The spokesperson also condemned comments by a Qatar World Cup ambassador in an interview with German television broadcaster ZDF that homosexuality was "damage in the mind", calling it an "unbelievably homophobic" incident.