Qatar Renews Commitment to Work with GCTF Member States to Eradicate Terrorism

New York, – HE Qatar’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi reiterated Qatar’s commitment to work with member states of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) to eradicate the scourge of terrorism.

Addressing the GCTF 7th ministerial meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meetings in New York, HE the Minister underlined that the State of Qatar greatly support the international efforts to implement the UN strategy in countering terrorism.

He said that countering terrorism requires redoubled international efforts and an effective cooperation to address the threats. He called for developing advanced mechanisms to address the scourge of terrorism and for promoting plans that keep pace with evolution and constant change in the work of terrorist organizations.

He noted that the State of Qatar is one of the founders of the global fund to involve local communities and enhance their ability to adapt, and it is among the largest contributors to this fund, which attaches particular importance to protect the youth from the ideas and schemes of extremist and violent groups.

He stressed Qatar’s support to all efforts made in the framework of Forum that contribute to take concrete measures to combat the scourge of terrorism, with a commitment to human values to maintain the common interests.

HE the Minister praised the cooperation between the GCTF and other international forums, and stressed the importance of continued cooperation in order to reach the best results.

He added that the defeat of terrorism requires effective and binding international strategies that take into account of the roots of extremism and its causes, particularly poverty, ignorance and unemployment, and other social and economic phenomena which result in extremism and terrorism.

Source: Qatar News Agency