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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets Spanish President of Congress of Deputies

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met on Thursday with HE President of the Congress of Deputies Ana Pastor, during his official visit to Spain.

The meeting discussed bilateral relations and means of supporting and developing them, as well as matters of common concern.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Qatar Urges Human Rights Council to Take Active Measures to Stop Blockading Countries’ Violations

The State of Qatar called Thursday on the United Nations Human Rights Council to take active and direct measures to deal with the violations made by the blockading countries against Qatari citizens.

This came during the speech of Deputy Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the UN in Geneva Abdullah Al Nuaimi, which took place at an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur concerned with the negative repercussions of coercive measures on human rights, as part of the 39th session of the Human Rights Council.

Al Nuaimi cited the report by technical mission of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), which described the measures taken by the blockading countries as unilateral and coercive. Al Nuaimi expressed the State of Qatar’s regret that the special rapporteur concerned with the subject failed to take any tangible measures, despite the availability of information regarding those violations and his demands of dealing with them.

The Deputy Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the UN in Geneva also cited the verdict by the International Justice Court requiring the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to implement provisional measures that limit the impact of some of the violations committed against Qatari citizens. Those measures included allowing Qatari students back into UAE universities they are enrolled in, reuniting families separated by the blockade, and allowing Qatari citizens to seek the UAE judicial system to look into their cases.

Al Nuaimi stressed on the importance of the verdict, but maintained that the Human Rights Council must work on ending those violations committed by the other blockading countries, as those violations remain in place and their urgent nature requires taking direct and active measures.

The Deputy Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the UN in Geneva said that the credibility of the UN Human Rights Council depends on its integrity and independence of its mechanisms in ending human rights violations, and holding those responsible for it accountable.

Al Nuaimi stressed that the council can never be active if its mechanisms were not, especially the special procedures.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Arab Foreign Ministers Reject Attempts Aimed at Reducing or Stopping Financial Support for UNRWA

Arab foreign ministers stressed Tuesday the importance of backing the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees to continue its “pivotal” role toward meeting the humanitarian needs of the Palestinian refugees.

The ministers made their remarks in a statement after a meeting held on the sidelines of the 150th session of the Arab League Foreign Ministerial Council in Cairo today.

The State of Qatar participated in the session with a delegation headed by HE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi.

They warned of the negative consequences resulting from undermining UNRWA’s efforts and services, which would eventually lead to escalate the crises in the Middle East region.

UNRWA’s continuance to carry out its duties toward more than five million Palestinian refugees inside its operation zones, is an “international, political, legal, and moral responsibility,” said the statement.

Keeping the UN agency active means respecting refugees’ right to live with dignity, as well as over 550,000 refugee children’s right to education, the Arab foreign ministers said.

UNRWA’s resumption of it humanitarian activities also affirms, the future of refugees is a final-status-issue that should be resolved via international legitimacy resolutions, including UN General Assembly Resolution 194 and the Arab peace initiative, they added.

They agreed to continue discussing the issue, in light of outcomes of the international meeting on UNRWA, held in Jordan in June, in coordination with Egypt and Palestine, and in cooperation with Sweden, Germany, Japan, EU, and UNRWA’s current Advisory Commission.

The ministers also stressed the importance of taking the necessary steps to build upon results of the extraordinary ministerial conference on UNRWA, held in Italy in March, in addition to the international efforts to secure a permanent financing for UNRWA.

They also valued all the global support to UNRWA, expressing their gratitude to all the countries that provided financial aid to the organization this year that help secure some $ 200 million as an additional finance, and reducing fiscal deficit from nearly $ 417 million to $ 217 million.

They stressed rejection of attempts aiming to reduce or stop financial support for UNRWA through systematic Israeli campaigns.

They warned against any decision taken by any country, including the United States, in this regard.

They expressed appreciation for efforts by member states hosting the Palestinian refugees and other members contributing to backing UNRWA including Kuwait and Qatar.

They called on member states to implement resolutions of the 2017 Jordan summit on increasing the capital of Al-Aqsa and Jerusalem funds by USD 500 million.

The council condemned Israel’s settlement activities on the occupied Palestinian land, including East Jerusalem.

It reiterated that such illegal settlements violate international law, calling for implementing the resolutions of all Arab summits on ending the Israeli blockade, rebuilding the Gaza Strip.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Arab Foreign Ministers Reject Attempts Aimed at Reducing or Stopping Financial Support for UNRWA

Arab foreign ministers stressed Tuesday the importance of backing the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees to continue its “pivotal” role toward meeting the humanitarian needs of the Palestinian refugees.

The ministers made their remarks in a statement after a meeting held on the sidelines of the 150th session of the Arab League Foreign Ministerial Council in Cairo today.

The State of Qatar participated in the session with a delegation headed by HE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi.

They warned of the negative consequences resulting from undermining UNRWA’s efforts and services, which would eventually lead to escalate the crises in the Middle East region.

UNRWA’s continuance to carry out its duties toward more than five million Palestinian refugees inside its operation zones, is an “international, political, legal, and moral responsibility,” said the statement.

Keeping the UN agency active means respecting refugees’ right to live with dignity, as well as over 550,000 refugee children’s right to education, the Arab foreign ministers said.

UNRWA’s resumption of it humanitarian activities also affirms, the future of refugees is a final-status-issue that should be resolved via international legitimacy resolutions, including UN General Assembly Resolution 194 and the Arab peace initiative, they added.

They agreed to continue discussing the issue, in light of outcomes of the international meeting on UNRWA, held in Jordan in June, in coordination with Egypt and Palestine, and in cooperation with Sweden, Germany, Japan, EU, and UNRWA’s current Advisory Commission.

The ministers also stressed the importance of taking the necessary steps to build upon results of the extraordinary ministerial conference on UNRWA, held in Italy in March, in addition to the international efforts to secure a permanent financing for UNRWA.

They also valued all the global support to UNRWA, expressing their gratitude to all the countries that provided financial aid to the organization this year that help secure some $ 200 million as an additional finance, and reducing fiscal deficit from nearly $ 417 million to $ 217 million.

They stressed rejection of attempts aiming to reduce or stop financial support for UNRWA through systematic Israeli campaigns.

They warned against any decision taken by any country, including the United States, in this regard.

They expressed appreciation for efforts by member states hosting the Palestinian refugees and other members contributing to backing UNRWA including Kuwait and Qatar.

They called on member states to implement resolutions of the 2017 Jordan summit on increasing the capital of Al-Aqsa and Jerusalem funds by USD 500 million.

The council condemned Israel’s settlement activities on the occupied Palestinian land, including East Jerusalem.

It reiterated that such illegal settlements violate international law, calling for implementing the resolutions of all Arab summits on ending the Israeli blockade, rebuilding the Gaza Strip.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets Director General of UNIDO

HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met on Tuesday with HE Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) LI Yong, during His Excellency’s official visit to Austria.

During the meeting, they discussed ways to promote the relations between the State of Qatar and UNIDO. They also discussed increasing technical cooperation between Qatar and UNIDO in the industrial development field.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets Director General of UNIDO

HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met on Tuesday with HE Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) LI Yong, during His Excellency’s official visit to Austria.

During the meeting, they discussed ways to promote the relations between the State of Qatar and UNIDO. They also discussed increasing technical cooperation between Qatar and UNIDO in the industrial development field.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Qatar Condemns Attack on Government Building in Somalia

The State of Qatar expressed its strong condemnation and denunciation of the attack that targeted a local government building in Mogadishu, Somalia, and left a number of people killed and injured.

In a statement issued on Monday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterated the State of Qatar’s firm stance in rejecting violence and terrorism regardless of the motives and causes.

The statement expressed the State of Qatar’s condolences to the families of victims as well as the government and people of Somalia, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs