Doha – Under the Patronage of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, The Seventeenth edition of the Doha Forum will begin on Sunday under the theme “Development, Stability and Refugee Crisis” in a press conference today, Chief of the Forum’s organizing committee Dr. Ibrahim bin Saleh Al Nuaimi reviewed the themes that will addressed in the two-day forum.

He Explained that the axes revolve around the current political transformations at the international level, the challenges of economic development, investment, oil and gas issues, the political and economic role in refugee issues, and the human and legal dimensions in dealing with these issues. He pointed out that in the context of these axes, several meetings will be held on refugees and issues related to education and health, human, legal and security rights.

He added that the opening session will be held under the title “International Cooperation and the Importance of Political and Economic Stability.” HE the Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani will deliver a welcoming speech, followed by a film about the forum and speeches by the guests of honor, he continued.

In the press conference, Dr. Al Nuaimi praised the support and efforts of Qatar, under the leadership of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, for the humanitarian and refugee issues in the world, and those affected by crises everywhere.

HE Dr. Al Nuaimi said that this year’s edition of the forum is characterized by the diversity of its participants and the issues it raises, particularly the issue of refugees.

Among the advantages of this forum is that it combines political, economic and academic aspects, and brings together many decision-makers, thinkers and civil society organizations, he added.

He explained that the number of participants in the forum is more than 600 participants, about 400 of them from outside Qatar, including heads of state and governments, in addition to Ministers of foreign affairs, economy and investment.

He noted that this edition of the Doha Forum will witness a remarkable Qatari participation. Qatari ministers, officials and experts will discuss various issues during the sessions and express their views, he explained.

Dr. Al Nuaimi pointed to the continuous progress in the Doha Forum in terms of its organization by the Permanent Committee for Organizing Conferences at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the issues and topics discussed and the quality of the participants in addition to the accumulated experience gained by Qatari cadres.

Source: Qatar News Agency