Geneva, 31 August 2022 (TDI): A delegation from the State of Qatar participated in the fourth meeting on Syria, on Tuesday. The meeting was held in Geneva, Switzerland, and was called for by the United States of America.

Mohammed bin Abdulaziz bin Saleh Al Khulaifi, Assistant Foreign Minister for Regional Affairs of Qatar led the Qatari delegation and pledged Qatar’s full support to Syria during the meeting.

In his remarks, the Assistant Foreign Minister of Qatar said that the states participating in the meeting have a great responsibility to coordinate and help in ending the suffering the Syrians have been facing for the past eleven years.

Moreover, the Assistant Foreign Minister for Regional Affairs urged international partners to continue their efforts in providing the necessary support to Syria.

During the meeting, Qatar’s Assistant Foreign Minister also appreciated the role of host countries in providing relief and support to the Syrian refugees until their safe return to their country.

He further stressed the need for more efforts in supporting the people of Syria and preserving their dignity. In addition, on the behalf of State of Qatar, he urged a solution to the Syrian crisis by the full implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2254.

Earlier, in May 2022, the EU organized the 6th Brussels Conference on “Supporting the future of Syria and the region”.  The EU pledged to help Syria and refugee host states by providing funding of €4.8 billion.

Moreover, in April 2022, Representatives of the countries including Iraq, Jordan, the United Kingdom, Qatar, the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey also held a meeting on Syria in Paris, France.

Qatar’s support to Syria

Since the start of the Syrian crisis, the state of Qatar has been providing humanitarian aid and support to Syria. Around 2 Billion US dollars of aid has been provided by the Qatari government to Syria.

Moreover, the Qatari initiative ‘Education Above All’s Educate a Child’ have supported more than 600,000 refugee students in pursuing their education.