Qatari Foreign Minister Stresses Need For Common Political Action to Resolve Current Global Crises

Istanbul, – Qatar’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said that humanitarian action can not be limited to humanitarian relief, but there is a need for a common political action at all levels to resolve current global crises .

Speaking at the World Humanitarian Summit currently in session in Istanbul, HE the Foreign Minister noted that poverty, unemployment, discrimination, human rights violations, and corruption have provided a fertile ground for extremist ideas, pointing out that governments’ help in establishing independent and sustainable solutions to gain confidence of their citizens, would contribute to the conflict prevention and realization of stability, as it has to strengthen the capacity of regional organizations in dealing with such crises.

HE the Foreign Minister said that conflict prevention is a multi-dimensional action, aimed at addressing the structural errors that lead to slipping into the clutches of violent conflict and extremism, adding that the efforts of the State of Qatar in humanitarian work was not only restricted to the region, but had spread to more than 100 countries all over the world. He stressed Qatar’s commitment to the continuity of humanitarian work in sustainable ways.

HE the Foreign Minister said that in line with Qatar’s foreign policy in achieving international security and stability through humanitarian, developmental and political initiatives, Qatar pledges to abide by the five responsibilities that are based upon the vision of the UN Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon in his report “humanitarian one: A Shared Responsibility”, which draws roadmap for coordination of humanitarian work efforts.

In this context, HE the Minister said : “We pledge to contribute to humanitarian and development goals with an amount of US $10 billion over the next ten years” .. He pointed to the existence of more than 60 million people including refugees and displaced people worldwide , as well as having other peoples under siege and colonialism, “which makes it imperative for all to use all capacities to cope with this humanitarian disaster, and to find solutions by relieving them, and put an end to their suffering, he said their suffering constitutes a flagrant violation of our moral and humanitarian shared values.” Referring to the significance of education, HE the Minister Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani noted that everyone agrees that the focus on education is vitally important in order to protect children and prevent the loss of generations, especially that ” neglecting education means that a whole generations would become more vulnerable to human trafficking or falling prey to terrorism. ”

HE the Minister said Qatar decided to allocate almost half of its humanitarian assistance to the education sector, as it aware of consequences of neglecting it as a key element to the spread of extremism, violence and loss of hope in a life of dignity.”

Concluding, HE the Foreign Minister affirmed Qatar’s support to the efforts of the UN Secretary-General for the success of this summit, pointing out that the historical moment has come to undertake serious will, prompted by great hope in the formulation of a better human future for mankind .

Source: Qatar News Agency

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