Daily Archives: October 6, 2018

UAE adopts comprehensive approach in supporting refugees: UAE Permanent Representative in Geneva.

The UAE pursues a comprehensive approach in supporting world refugees with special emphasis on women and other members of vulnerable groups, said Obaid Salim Al Zaabi, the UAE Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva.

The ambassador made the statements while addressing the 69th Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme, convening in Geneva, where he presented an overview of the UAE policy in providing aid to refugees across the world.

He reaffirmed the UAE support for the UN in its efforts to bridge the gap between human development requirements and available resources for refugees, noting that the country regards the work of the Commission as a stepping stone for establishing a long-term development effort for improving refugees’ lives.

The ambassador reiterated the importance the UAE attaches for laying down a firm framework for world countries collaborating in sharing duties and responsibilities toward the refugees’ crisis around the world, reaffirming that the UAE, while receiving a large number of foreigners from different parts of the world, realises the added value provided by those coming in to seek job and security away from their countries.

“The UAE has received more than 130,000 Syrian refugees since the onset of the conflict in Syria and last year the country received more than 15,000 Syrians as part of the New York Declaration,” he said, noting that the UAE has renewed for one year the residence permits of those coming from crisis-ridden countries in case of their inability to return home.

The UAE also provided direct support to UNHCR, including assistance to Syrian refugees and others in Jordan, Iraq, Greece, Rohingya in Bangladesh, refugees of South Sudan in Uganda, not to mention the Palestinians who are supported by the UNRWA.

Using renewing energy resources is one of the best means to address energy shortage-related problems across refugee camps, he remarked.

In his speech, Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, commended the UAE policy in linking humanitarian work to development in crisis-stricken countries and its comprehensive approach in addressing refugees’ problems, with special emphasis on women.

He extended thanks to the UAE for its humanitarian support for all refugees, specially the Syrians and its pledge to receive 15,000 refugees as well its assistance for UNRWA.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

UAE adopts comprehensive approach in supporting refugees: UAE Permanent Representative in Geneva.

The UAE pursues a comprehensive approach in supporting world refugees with special emphasis on women and other members of vulnerable groups, said Obaid Salim Al Zaabi, the UAE Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva.

The ambassador made the statements while addressing the 69th Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme, convening in Geneva, where he presented an overview of the UAE policy in providing aid to refugees across the world.

He reaffirmed the UAE support for the UN in its efforts to bridge the gap between human development requirements and available resources for refugees, noting that the country regards the work of the Commission as a stepping stone for establishing a long-term development effort for improving refugees’ lives.

The ambassador reiterated the importance the UAE attaches for laying down a firm framework for world countries collaborating in sharing duties and responsibilities toward the refugees’ crisis around the world, reaffirming that the UAE, while receiving a large number of foreigners from different parts of the world, realises the added value provided by those coming in to seek job and security away from their countries.

“The UAE has received more than 130,000 Syrian refugees since the onset of the conflict in Syria and last year the country received more than 15,000 Syrians as part of the New York Declaration,” he said, noting that the UAE has renewed for one year the residence permits of those coming from crisis-ridden countries in case of their inability to return home.

The UAE also provided direct support to UNHCR, including assistance to Syrian refugees and others in Jordan, Iraq, Greece, Rohingya in Bangladesh, refugees of South Sudan in Uganda, not to mention the Palestinians who are supported by the UNRWA.

Using renewing energy resources is one of the best means to address energy shortage-related problems across refugee camps, he remarked.

In his speech, Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, commended the UAE policy in linking humanitarian work to development in crisis-stricken countries and its comprehensive approach in addressing refugees’ problems, with special emphasis on women.

He extended thanks to the UAE for its humanitarian support for all refugees, specially the Syrians and its pledge to receive 15,000 refugees as well its assistance for UNRWA.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Qatar’s flag hoisted at Olympic Village for Asian Para Games

Jakarta, The Qatari flag was hoisted yesterday during a ceremony held at the Olympic village for the Asian Para Games, which are being hosted in Jakarta and will continue until October 13, with the participation of more than 3,000 athletes from 43 Asian countries in various sports.

The flag hoisting ceremony was held in a festive atmosphere at the Olympic village in the Indonesian capital by the Organizing Committee as a mini-celebration of the opening ceremony of the event, which its opening ceremony will be held at the Olympic Stadium in Jakarta on Saturday.

The Qatari flag hoisting ceremony was preceded by the exchange of gifts and shields between the mayor of the Olympic village and head of the Qatari mission Abdulqader Al Mutawa, followed by the flag-raising ceremony and the national anthem, in the presence of all members of the Qatari delegation.

Meanwhile, the Qatari national team increased their physical and technical preparations for this tournament in hopes of attaining new sports achievements. The goalball team continued training led by coach Abdulqader Khadim. Athletic team also continued daily trainings.

Head of the Qatari mission Abdulqader Al Mutawa praised the efforts made by the members of the Indonesian Organizing Committee, which held an amazing Qatari flag hoisting ceremony at the Olympic village.

Al Mutawa expressed his satisfaction with the preparations made by the players before competing in the Asian Para Games, stressing that this edition of the games will witness strong competition, especially as a large number of the competing teams are ranked first in the world especially in the athletic games. He added that players made great technical and physical preparations, which make us optimistic to achieve good results in these competitions.

In the meantime, the technical meeting of the athletics competitions will be held on Saturday in the presence of deputy head of the mission Mohamed Deheem Al Dosari, and Mohamed Suhail, the technical expert.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee

Qatar’s flag hoisted at Olympic Village for Asian Para Games

Jakarta, The Qatari flag was hoisted yesterday during a ceremony held at the Olympic village for the Asian Para Games, which are being hosted in Jakarta and will continue until October 13, with the participation of more than 3,000 athletes from 43 Asian countries in various sports.

The flag hoisting ceremony was held in a festive atmosphere at the Olympic village in the Indonesian capital by the Organizing Committee as a mini-celebration of the opening ceremony of the event, which its opening ceremony will be held at the Olympic Stadium in Jakarta on Saturday.

The Qatari flag hoisting ceremony was preceded by the exchange of gifts and shields between the mayor of the Olympic village and head of the Qatari mission Abdulqader Al Mutawa, followed by the flag-raising ceremony and the national anthem, in the presence of all members of the Qatari delegation.

Meanwhile, the Qatari national team increased their physical and technical preparations for this tournament in hopes of attaining new sports achievements. The goalball team continued training led by coach Abdulqader Khadim. Athletic team also continued daily trainings.

Head of the Qatari mission Abdulqader Al Mutawa praised the efforts made by the members of the Indonesian Organizing Committee, which held an amazing Qatari flag hoisting ceremony at the Olympic village.

Al Mutawa expressed his satisfaction with the preparations made by the players before competing in the Asian Para Games, stressing that this edition of the games will witness strong competition, especially as a large number of the competing teams are ranked first in the world especially in the athletic games. He added that players made great technical and physical preparations, which make us optimistic to achieve good results in these competitions.

In the meantime, the technical meeting of the athletics competitions will be held on Saturday in the presence of deputy head of the mission Mohamed Deheem Al Dosari, and Mohamed Suhail, the technical expert.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee

UAE ambassador meets Supreme Mufti of Kazakhstan.

UAE Ambassador in Astana, Dr. Mohamed Ahmed bin Sultan Al Jaber, has invited Serikbai Haji Oraz, Supreme Mufti of Kazakhstan, to attend the World Tolerance Summit, to be organised by the International Institute for Tolerance in Dubai on November 15-16.

This came at a meeting between the Ambassador and the Mufti, during which they discussed the UAE participation in the Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions under the theme, “Religious Leaders for a Safe World”, to be held in Astana on October 10-11.

Dr. Al Jaber reaffirmed that values of tolerance and cultural pluralism and diversity feature high at the UAE National Agenda.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs