Assistant Foreign Minister Briefs UN Representatives on Qatar’s Efforts to Combat Coronavirus Epidemic

HE Assistant Foreign Minister and Official Spokesperson of the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management Lolwah bint Rashid Al Khater held a remote meeting with a number of United Nations representatives in the State of Qatar and the region in order to inform them about the efforts of the State of Qatar locally and internationally in combating the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, and to answer their inquiries and questions in this regard.

The meeting was attended by HE Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs for International Development, representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the National Committee to Combat the Coronavirus Khalid bin Rashid Al Mansouri.

From the United Nations, Director of UNESCO’s Office in the Arab States of the Gulf and Yemen Dr. Anna Paolini, the Director of the International Labor Organization Office in Qatar Houtan Homayounpour, the Director of the UN Human Rights Training and Documentation Centre in Qatar Dr. Abdel Salam Sidahmed, and UNICEF Head of Office in Qatar Anthony MacDonald, the Acting Head of Office at UNHCR Ayat El Dewary, and WHO representative in the region Dr. Rayana Bou-Haka participated in the remote meeting.

The UN representatives praised the efforts of the State of Qatar in combating this epidemic at the national level and for all who live in Qatar without discrimination by providing free medical examinations and high quality services.

They also commended the international efforts of the State of Qatar by sending medical shipments and aid to friendly countries, and the evacuation of people stranded in the epidemic areas, including United Nations personnel. 

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs