Qatar’s UNGA Participation Underscores Belief in International Action, Highlights Global Influence, Says MOFA Spokesperson

Advisor to Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Official Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Dr. Majed bin Mohammed Al Ansari said Tuesday that the State of Qatar’s participation in the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meetings in New York, was an opportunity to highlight its global role and affirm its belief in international multilateral action, as a foreign policy pillar.

Speaking at the weekly press briefing, Dr. Al Ansari said that Qatar’s participation in foreign international forums was a cornerstone of its diplomatic activities, noting that its participation in the 78th UNGA meetings centered on main issues related to Qatari foreign policy, including mediation and conflict resolution, development issues, and participation in regional meetings.

In a related context, Dr. Al Ansari highlighted HE Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani’s visit to New York, where His Excellency held 18 bilateral meetings with many officials on the sidelines of the UNGA meetings. He added that HE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi held seven bilateral meetings.

HE Minister of State for International Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lolwah bint Rashid Al Khater and HE Minister of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulaziz bin Saleh Al Khulaifi held several bilateral meetings, Dr. Al Ansari added.

One of the key meetings in this context was the State of Qatar’s participation in the SDGs Summit, funded by the State of Qatar in partnership with the Education Above All Foundation (EAA), Dr. Al Ansari added, noting that HE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi and HE UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed inaugurated the State of Qatars pavilion, which focused on promoting development and peace internationally to achieve SDGs.

Qatari senior officials held over 15 meetings in the UNGA, all of which focused on education, peace and stability, the Humanitarian Response Plan for Sudan, post-Covid-19 pandemic recovery, and support for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), as well as other meetings on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), mediation and sustainable development, in addition to the Security Council session on Ukraine, Dr. Al Ansari added.

Dr. Al Ansari highlighted the many paramount side meetings held on the sidelines of the 78th UNGA, such as the participation in several seminars and conferences, including the Middle East Global Summit, and others.

Dr. Al Ansari highlighted HE Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani’s 18 meetings with heads of government and foreign ministers of friendly countries, including meetings with HE Caretaker Prime Minister of the Republic of Lebanon Najib Mikati; HE Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland Leo Varadkar; HE Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium Alexander De Croo; HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mariya Gabriel; HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Demeke Mekonnen.

HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs also held meetings with HE Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr. Hossein Amirabdollahian, HE Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Hanke Bruins; HE Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden Tobias Billstrom; HE Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Finland, Elina Valtonen; HE Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Yvan Gil Pinto; HE Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Bakhtiyar Saidov; and HE Foreign Policy Advisor to the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Jens Plotner, Dr. Al Ansari added. (MORE)

Source: Qatar News Agency

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