Daily Archives: May 18, 2019

HH the Amir Hosts Iftar Banquet for HH the Amir Cup Winners, Runners-up

Doha, HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani hosted on Friday an iftar banquet at the Amiri Diwan in honor of football players and technical and managerial staff of HH the Amir Cup winners Al Duhail Sports Club, runners-up Al Sadd Sports Club, representatives of HH the Amir Cup sponsors, and a number of sports and media personalities.

HH Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Personal Representative of HH the Amir, attended the banquet along with a number of Their Excellencies sheikhs.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee

Imran Khan thanks President, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed for pardoning 572 Pakistani prisoners.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has extended gratitude to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for pardoning 572 Pakistani prisoners on the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

A statement issued by the office of Pakistan’s Prime Minister today said that Pakistan appreciates this initiative, which would contribute to further enhancing friendly bilateral relations.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

UAE Leaders congratulate King of Norway on Constitution Day.

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has sent a cable to Harald V, the King of Norway, congratulating him on the Norwegian Constitution Day.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, sent similar cables to the Norwegian King, and his Prime Minister, Erna Solberg.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

UAE Leaders congratulate King of Norway on Constitution Day.

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has sent a cable to Harald V, the King of Norway, congratulating him on the Norwegian Constitution Day.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, sent similar cables to the Norwegian King, and his Prime Minister, Erna Solberg.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Prime Minister of Somalia Meets the State of Qatar’s Ambassador

HE Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia Hassan Ali Khayre met here Saturday with HE Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Somalia Hassan bin Hamza Hashim.

The meeting dealt with bilateral relations and the means to enhance them, in addition to a number of subjects of joint interest.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Prime Minister of Somalia Meets the State of Qatar’s Ambassador

HE Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia Hassan Ali Khayre met here Saturday with HE Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Somalia Hassan bin Hamza Hashim.

The meeting dealt with bilateral relations and the means to enhance them, in addition to a number of subjects of joint interest.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

UAE deeply committed to countering terrorism, its financing sources.

The UAE is deeply committed to fighting terrorism and drying up the sources of its financing and stressed the need for strengthening regional and international multilateral cooperation to address challenges related to terrorism.

Delivering the UAE statement before the plenary opening session of the high-level ”Conference on International and Regional Cooperation in Countering Terrorism and its Financing through Illicit Drug Trafficking and Organised Crime” in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, today, Obaid Al Hayri Salem Al Ketbi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Security and Military Affairs, outlined the UAE’s tireless efforts to counter terrorism and combat its sources of financing.

The Anti-Money Laundering and Suspicious Cases Unit, AMLSCU, at the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates, has signed more than 45 memoranda of understanding with national, regional and international counterparts,” he told the two-day gathering which assembled representatives of 50 countries and more than 27 international organisations.

According to him, the UAE has also hosted international anti-terror organisations including Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, CVE, and Sawab Centre, a joint UAE-US digital communications hub to combat violent extremist ideologies online.

He added that the UAE announced 2019 as the ”Year of Tolerance” as part of its efforts to bolster the UAE status as a global hub for tolerance, moderation and cultural diversity.

In his opening address to the conference, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon said that “Activities of international terrorist and extremist forces have shaken the foundations of international security and caused unstable situation in various regions of the world.”

In this context, Emomali Rahmon pointed to the necessity of strengthening potentials of countries and their special services for the purpose of preventing terrorism and extremism.

Tajik leader also noted that the fact that terrorist and extremist organisations use information technologies to disseminate their extremist ideas and recruit people in their ranks evokes serious concern Hosted by the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan in cooperation with the United Nations, the European Union and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the conference aims to promote and strengthen international and regional cooperation, identify effective practices to combat terrorism financing and facilitate expert discussions on how to respond to evolving methods used by terrorists and terrorist organisations to fund their activities and structures, including through illicit drug trafficking and organized crime.

The event will be used as a platform to discuss complex and multidimensional challenges being faced by members of international community and facilitate the exchange of experience, lessons learnt and good practices in these fields.

Moreover, aiming at a strong and long-lasting cooperation between countries, the conference highlights the need for renewed efforts for effective multilateral action through operational partnership and suitable joint responses to the challenging and emerging threats of terrorist and its financing through illicit drug trafficking and organised crime.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs