Qatar Renews Commitment to the Principle of Multilateralism, Affirms Its Active Role in International Multilateral Action

The State of Qatar renewed its commitment to the principle of multilateralism and affirmed its active role in the international multilateral action, warning that the weakening or absence of the multilateral system would spread the policy of bullying in the international relations and the rule of the jungle law with all its dangers and consequences that would affect everyone.

This came in the statement of the State of Qatar delivered by HE Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Ahmed bin Hassan Al Hammadi, during the ministerial meeting of the Alliance for Multilateralism, held remotely on the sidelines of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly.

HE Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Ahmed bin Hassan Al Hammadi stressed the State of Qatar’s support and welcome of the “Alliance for Multilateralism” initiative, launched by the Foreign Ministers of France and Germany, saying that multilateralism is clearly exemplified by the role carried out by the United Nations in its capacity as the main forum for international cooperation and burden-sharing in facing challenges.

HE Al Hammadi called on the member states to develop their capabilities to enhance the role of the international organization to meet the challenges and enable it to achieve its goals, adding that the State of Qatar agrees with the initiative as it reflects the goals and objectives of the United Nations Charter and fulfills the common aspirations of the international community.

HE affirmed that the State of Qatar will remain one of the distinguished actors in the international multilateral action, and has never hesitated to employ its capabilities and multilateral diplomatic legacy to support the role of the United Nations and its organs to enable them to carry out their mandate, expressing his pride that Doha has become a capital for multilateral diplomacy and a platform for dialogue, tolerance and cooperation.

In the framework of the collective response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which is severely afflicting the most vulnerable social classes, HE the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs highlighted the medical aid provided by the State of Qatar to more than 78 countries, in addition to the support it has provided to the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the UN High Commissioner for Refugee Agency (UNHCR), stressing that the State of Qatar will continue to provide support and assistance, particularly to the vulnerable groups of civilians, to protect them from this pandemic, stemming from its commitment to multilateralism, collective action and burden-sharing.

HE noted that the increasing common challenges of the international community constitute a growing concern for all, as crises and violations of international law threaten peace and stability in the world, making multilateralism the only option for achieving peace and development and protecting human rights.

Since the establishment of the United Nations, multilateralism has made significant achievements in many areas of concern to mankind. It is the most capable and effective to face the challenges facing the world, and the current crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic makes the international cooperation an unquestionable issue, HE added.

Despite the fact that the United Nations was founded on international cooperation and multilateralism, this system faces today serious challenges that almost undermine the gains made, and the international efforts to promote peace, development and human rights, he underlined.

HE warned that the weakening or absence of the multilateral system would spread the policy of bullying in the international relations and the rule of the jungle law with all its dangers and consequences that would affect everyone.

HE Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Ahmed bin Hassan Al Hammadi expressed concern over the challenges facing the region as a result of the continued conflicts and fabrication of crises to achieve goals that are prohibited by the United Nations Charter and international law, and constitute a serious threat to regional and international peace and stability.

 

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs