DOHA, — The Centre for Strategic Studies of the Qatar Armed Forces is organising the fifth edition of the international strategic policies forum under the title: Qatar-Turkey: joint strategic vision for Middle

Eastern crises.

The forum two-day forum will be held in cooperation with Turkish Asian

Centre for Strategic Studies (TASAM) starting March 5.

It will discuss a number of issues and developments taking place in the

region and will be attended by 150 local and international personnel in addition

to an elite group of decision makers, politicians, diplomatic, and academics

from around the world.

Commenting on the forum, Leader of the Centre for Strategic Studies,

Brigadier General Dr Hamad Mohammed Al Marri, said the current situation in the

region imposes itself on the strategic studies centers due to the suffering of

the Arab population and the increase of security threats that affect national


Turkey is also affected by the conflicts taking place in its neighbouring

countries, Syria and Iraq, a matter which forced it to interfere in order to

maintain its national security, he added, pointing out that the Forum will

discuss the latest developments in the Middle East and the Qatari and Turkish

points of view vis-a-vis those issues.

Al Marri said that the forum hopes to gather expertise to present and review

the latest crises in the region, exchange different views on the issue, and

bridge gaps and strengthen relations between all participants.

The Centre for Strategic Studies will collect all research documents that

will be presented at the forum and will submit the final recommendations to

decision makers to use as reference if needed, he said.

The head of the organising committee Brigadier Rashid Al Nuaimi said that

the forum will discuss five main topics, highlighting the importance of

exchanging views during the event which brings experts from around the world.

Head of the media team, Brigadier Saad Haneef Al Hajri stressed on the

importance of the forum internally and internationally as many prestigious

public figures will attend to present their political and military views to the


The Centre for Strategic Studies was established in 2004.

Source: Nam News Network