HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim al-Thani inaugurated on Monday the 5th Global Security Forum, held under the theme "Reshaping the Global Order: Conflict, Crises, and Cooperation" at the Sheraton Doha Hotel.
HE Sheikh Mohamed delivered an opening speech that highlighted the most prominent challenges facing the world at the level of regional and international security, and the monopoly exercised over basic commodities as a result of wars and crises. HE the prime minister said success in overcoming various challenges remains dependent on the ability of all countries to adhere to basic principles agreed upon by all countries like justice, equality, solidarity, and the rejection of double standards.
HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs also indicated that the politicisation of basic goods such as energy, water and medicine is no less dangerous for the most vulnerable peoples from the effects of wars and conflicts, indicating that the Middle East region, which has been the scene of crises for several decades, desperately needs a sustainable framework to ensure peace and stability in the long term. It is based on the principles of dialogue, mutual respect and non-interference in the internal affairs of states.
Qatar, in light of the successive global crises, took early steps to stabilise supply and supply chains, realising the importance of increasing local production of basic goods and diversifying supply chains to enhance its national security, he said stressing that Qatar will spare no effort in working with its international partners to achieve global food security, and to exchange experiences with them in these areas.
With regard to the challenge of environmental protection and global energy security, HE the Prime Minister and Minister affirmed that Qatar has adopted a realistic approach for years that combines environmental protection and fair energy security for all, indicating that Qatar has provided European countries with energy during their current crisis, and that it will play a major role in a serious and responsible energy transition, especially in light of increasing its production capacity to 126mn tonnes by 2026.
HE Sheikh Mohamed indicated that Qatar follows an approach that combines national and humanitarian development internally, and a foreign policy based on balancing principles and interests and mediation in resolving disputes by peaceful means, referring to Qatar's achievements in this field, and to its impressive success in organising a World Cup that carried a message of peace and harmony among the people. HE the prime minister alluded to the efforts of Qatar in supporting humanitarian work in countries that are exposed to disasters and humanitarian crises or the least developed countries around the world.
The opening was attended by a number of sheikhs, ministers and heads of participating delegations, as well as a number of ambassadors accredited to the state, senior officials, experts and academics specialised in global security issues, and journalists. (QNA)