Qatar committed to help find peaceful solution to Russian-Ukrainian crisis: FM.
06 June 2022, 12:00 AM
31 July 2022, 12:00 AM
Qatar Deputy Prime Minister HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani has reiterated Qatar's commitment to contribute to every international and regional effort to find an immediate peaceful solution to the Russian-Ukrainian crisis.
This came during meetings held in Riyadh on Wednesday. Qatar participated in the meeting of the 152nd session of the Ministerial Council of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) held in Riyadh on Wednesday.
The FM affirmed that Qatar firmly believes in diplomatic solutions to international crises and the preservation of the international system based on respect for the Charter of the United Nations and the well-established principles of international law.
In a statement, the Ministerial Council affirmed that the GCC position on the Russian-Ukrainian crisis is based on the principles of international law and the Charter of the United Nations, and preservation of the international order based on respect for the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of states, non-interference in their internal affairs, and non-use of force or making threat to use force.
It also affirmed the support for mediation efforts to resolve the crisis between Russia and Ukraine, a ceasefire, a political solution to the crisis, giving priority to the language of dialogue, and settling the conflict through negotiations.
Sheikh Mohammed also stressed that the highest priority at the present time should be dedicated to ensuring the safety of civilians, avoid escalation and give voice to wisdom, and to resume negotiations for the sake of resolving the crisis immediately, especially that its repercussions spill over to all parts of the world.