Assistant Foreign Minister meets UAE official

Geneva, Assistant Foreign Minister, Abdullah bin Faisal bin Jabur Al Doseri, met with UAE Assistant Foreign Minister for Human Rights Ambassador Ahmed Al Jarman, on the sidelines of the 42 Human Rights Council in Geneva.

During the meeting, the Assistant Foreign Minister welcomed Ambassador Ahmed Al Jarman, noting the Kingdom’s pride of its deep-rooted brotherly and friendly relations with the United Arab Emirates.

He affirmed the enhancement of these relations on various levels for the common interests of the two countries and their friendly peoples.

He asserted that the State of Qatar, through its media, namely Al-Jazeera, violates all norms, values as well as the international human rights law to spread hatred and ignite sectarian strife in societies and countries, while Doha embraces terrorist elements and fugitives.

He added that Qatar uses Al Jazeera as a platform for extremists and blacklisted terrorists who are wanted internationally, and allows them to spread extremist ideologies, encourage lawlessness and ignite conflicts and strifes between different cultures and races.

He also added that while Al Jazeera talks about the importance of freedom of opinion and opinion of others, it’s turning a blind eye to human rights violations in the State of Qatar, including the lack of public, civil and democratic freedoms, restrictions on fundamental freedoms, including freedom of opinion and expression in Qatar, and increasing violations against foreign workers, which has been confirmed by international reports.

For his part, Ambassador Ahmed Al Jarman expressed his pleasure to have met with the Assistant Foreign Minister, hailing the deep-rooted relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the UAE. He also stressed the UAE’s keenness on enhancing said relations for the common interests of both countries, wishing the Kingdom of Bahrain further progress and prosperity.

Further issues of common interest were further discussed during the meeting.

Source: Bahrain News Agency