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Qatar Reaffirms Support for International Peace


New York, 18 November 2021 (TDI): The State of Qatar’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, addressed the United Nations Security Council yesterday.

The meeting convened in New York under the agenda of “Maintenance of International Peace and Security.” During the session, Ambassador Alya called for the peaceful resolution of international disputes.

She reiterated that mediation and preventive diplomacy in conflict resolution have become hallmarks of Doha’s diplomacy. The ambassador further stated that effective platforms for conflict prevention would help achieve global peace.

It was noted in the conference that Qatar’s mediation efforts in regional conflicts have received global appreciation. For instance, the UN Security Council commended Doha for constructively achieving the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD).

Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al Thani, the State of Qatar’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

The State of Qatar has also provided humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip and is currently assisting Afghanistan amid the crisis. In addition, Ambassador Sheikha Alya emphasized the importance of preventive diplomacy in her remarks.

While exhibiting Doha’s readiness to strengthen the UN principles, she underlined the importance of close interdependence between peace and security with some other crucial factors. These include promulgation of development, human rights, and the rule of law.

The Ambassador stressed that there is a need for global efforts to achieve the objectives on which the UN was established. This greatly includes avoiding risk factors such as injustice, poverty, inequality, and discrimination at all levels.

She also remarked that early handling of the conflict’s root causes and preventive diplomacy are the two most effective and least costly ways to achieve long-term peace. This eventually spares the world the far-reaching effects of disputes on states and individuals.

According to Representative Sheikha Alya, another important factor in avoiding conflicts and their root causes is to uphold international law and abide by the United Nations Charter. This would also require the states to respect the sovereignty of other nations and not interfere in their internal affairs.




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