Marrakech, 22 December 2023(TDI): Qatar participated in the sixth session of the Russian-Arab Cooperation Forum in Marrakech, Morocco, led by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Qatar, Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi.
The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs made statements prior to the conference in which he noted that the whole world, including the Arab world, is currently experiencing unusual circumstances.
He also mentioned that Israel has been executing an unlawful and cruel war against the Palestinian people since last October.
Furthermore, he highlighted that the assault generated the most severe and extensive war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity in clear view of the world community, which is helpless to put an end to this horrible conflict that violates each international human rights charter and war rules.
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Additionally, he presented the Arab-Russian relationship’s mutual principles and emphasized the summit’s aim to strengthen their partnership, which has seen a significant increase in recent years, particularly in political and economic ties.
Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi showed and discussed how the current state of divisiveness in the international order demands strengthening ties between the Arab world and Russia in order to create a multipolar world.
Which, according to him, can achieve international legitimacy and move far from double-standard policies that jeopardize international stability, peace, and security and thwart the accepted global framework of shared security.
A Call for Ceasefire
During the meeting, Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi showed gratitude to Russia for its role in reestablishing international peace and security in the Middle East, expressing a desire to assist in resolving the repercussions of rivalries in Syria, Yemen, Sudan, and Libya, as well as promoting Arab initiatives to end Israeli attacks on the Palestinian people.
On the other hand, during the 6th Session of the Russian-Arab Cooperation Forum, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov remarked that “we agreed to interact at the UN” and that “we are in favor of further strengthening practical cooperation between Russia and the Arab world.”
Meanwhile, Sultan bin Saad reiterated Qatar’s appeal to cease this war that has outgrown all bounds, while the Arab peace effort and the two-state solution were agreed upon by the international community.
Future Collaboration and Prosperity
On top of that, Sultan bin Saad demonstrated the recent forum session’s convention as a shared recognition of the mutual goals of achieving Arab, Russian, and global peace and security, as well as state and people’s progress, and the significance of accomplishing the progress made in the previous five sessions at all the political and economic levels.
According to information, Qatar is determined to expand its collaboration with Russia, citing enormous achievements in trade and investment over the last two decades.
Qatari investments in Russia are among the most significant foreign investments, and the government is also actively pursuing energy cooperation.
Consequently, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs complimented global collaboration and coordination on regional and global concerns, noting that Qatar supports the outcomes of this session in economic, investment, political, and security domains.
He added, “This will contribute to the Arab and Russian people’s goals for security, development, progress, and prosperity.”