Global Security Forum kicks off in Doha; inaugurated by Qatar’s PM.
23 March 2023, 12:00 AM
30 April 2023, 12:00 AM
Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani on Monday inaugurated the 5th Global Security Forum at the Sheraton Doha Hotel.
Naureen C Fink, Executive Director of The Soufan Center, welcomed Sheikh Mohammed to the stage as the official inaugurated the event discussing Qatar’s role in mediation and conflict resolution in resolving pressing global issues over the last decade.
Delivering a speech at the opening ceremony, the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs highlighted the most prominent challenges facing the world at the level of regional and international security, and the monopoly exercised over basic commodities as a result of wars and crises.
“The world continues to face challenges that have affected all sectors and the list of its goals is to consecrate justice, equality and cooperation, and high problems can only be solved by employing the capabilities of the people who make up the majority of the population of our regions,” the PM said.
He added, “The global crises have posed great economic challenges, which require collective action to face them, and the state of Qatar has taken great steps early in this path.”
Sheikh Mohammed further went on to address various topics related to Qatar, focusing primarily on Qatar’s domestic and foreign policies, wherein he stated: “Qatar’s domestic policy is based on focusing on national and human development internally, whilst the foreign policy is based on balancing interests and principles, and mediation in resolving disputes through peaceful means.”
The Gulf state has expended mediation efforts over the last years, aiming to defuse crises and settle disputes between various actors most notably in Darfur, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Chad and Ghana.
The prime minister further added that Qatar’s foreign policy is based on the principle of cooperation and solidarity in the face of severe challenges.
“The promotion of international cooperation is an integral part of the national development process. This approach was evident in our response to mitigate the effects of the earthquake that devastated Turkey and Syria recently, with the Qatar Fund for Development contributing 112.7 million Qatari Riyals,” he said.
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