Diplomatic Scandal at the Meeting of Ukrainian Delegation in Qatar

At the Ukrainian President’s meeting with Qatar’s leadership, following his recent official visit, the head of the presidential office and Ukrainian Foreign Minister caused a scandal on social media.

Ukraine’s presidential office published several photos from the meeting, including one where Ukrainian delegation members sat cross-legged, showing their shoes’ soles. This led to criticism on social media, as the seemingly innocent pose is considered the strongest insult and disrespect, according to a protocol on diplomatic etiquette in the Arab world.

The offending photo was subsequently deleted, but another one with a part of the upturned shoe is still present on the webpage.

Forsided, 06.04.2021

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