UN chief hails Qatar’s leading diplomatic role for global peace


The message was conveyed by HE Permanent Representative of Qatar to the UN Ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif al-Thani.
In the letter, the UN Secretary-General congratulated Qatar, the government and people, on the anniversary of its accession to the international organisation.
He said Qatar, over the past 50 years, has made multiple contributions in the fields of sustainable development, conflict prevention and settlement, combating terrorism, climate action, and health, at the regional and global levels.
He noted that Qatar has hosted, over the years, a number of vital UN conferences and events that helped push forward solutions based on global policies.
Guterres said that Doha has become today an important centre for diplomacy that facilitates some of the most complex conflicts in the world, especially in Afghanistan, as Qatar provided critical support for dialogue through diplomacy and generous humanitarian aid.
He pointed out that Qatar is also a generous supporter of vital development and humanitarian efforts, and has contributed to combating the Covid-19 pandemic and provided life-saving vaccines and assistance to the most vulnerable groups.
Guterres thanked Qatar for its unwavering support for the UN, explaining that he looks forward to strengthen the bonds of relations between the two in the coming years in their quest to advance peace, sustainable development and human rights for all.
HE the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the UN Ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif al-Thani said the UN Secretary-General’s message reflects the extent of respect and appreciation for His Highness the Amir, the high position he holds at the international level, and the desire of the UN to continue co-operation with Qatar on various international issues.
She stressed that it is a matter of pride and honour for the UN Secretary-General, in his message, to commend the contributions made by Qatar to all issues of concern to the international community, especially in the field of development, conflict prevention and settlement, combating terrorism, climate action, and confronting the Covid-19 pandemic, in addition to the assertion by the Secretary-General that Doha has become an important international centre for multilateral diplomacy to facilitate the settlement of the most complex disputes and to host vital UN conferences and events.
“As the permanent representative of Qatar to the United Nations, I feel proud of the growing role of Qatar at the international level, and its solid partnership with the various UN agencies to achieve the goals of the United Nations,” she added.
In a related statement published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), Ali bin Khalfan al-Mansouri, acting director of the ministry’s Department of International Organisations, said: “Qatar is proud to have contributed to mediating several regional and international conflicts, the latest of which was the Afghan conflict.

“Qatar will continue this role in support of the tasks of the United Nations in the field of preventive diplomacy, building stability, and maintaining international peace and security. Qatar will also continue its support for the UN institutions, specialised agencies and funds concerned with peacekeeping, development, promotion of human rights and combating terrorism. Qatar supports the UN Sustainable Development Agenda 2030, especially by providing development aid to more than 80 countries, supporting education in developing countries, and addressing poverty and unemployment among young people.”



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