HE the Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Public-Private Partnerships and Islamic Social Finance Dr Ahmed bin Mohamed al-Muraikhi affirmed Qatar’s outstanding role in finding political solutions to international crises by employing preventive diplomacy and good offices as a tool to resolve disputes, noting that Qatar is among the most effective countries regionally and internationally.
In an interview with Qatar News Agency (QNA), he said Qatar has always been keen on participating in the meetings of the UN General Assembly on an annual basis, and pointed out that His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani’s participation in the UN General Assembly meetings and his speeches explain Qatar’s positions regarding solutions to the challenges facing humanity.
He pointed out that the Amir, in his speech before the UN General Assembly, seeks to direct the institutions of the international community to put forward solutions to the issues of poverty and hunger and to achieve sustainable development. This indicates the interest of the Amir and Qatar in the necessity of solidarity and the existence of justice and equality among peoples.
He added that the Amir always emphasises Qatar’s keenness to be a positive and effective party and to have a constructive role at the international level through balanced and multilateral political and economic relations.
On a question about Qatari initiatives in support of world peace, HE Dr al-Muraikhi said that Qatar has excelled in finding political solutions, and has also excelled in using diplomacy, mediation and good offices in settling these disputes.
“We always say that finding radical solutions and addressing the root of the problems through political and diplomatic means is better than dealing with them through humanitarian aid only,” he said. He noted that Qatar National Vision 2030 is based on maintaining international peace and security, and the best example here is the contributions of Qatar to education. Qatar deems education as one of the most important things because countries cannot advance without education, and we find that civil society organisations are following this approach, led by the Education Above All Foundation, which is one of the initiatives of Her Highness the Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. Over the past years, more than 5mn beneficiaries have benefited from this Foundation which is moving towards returning 10mn children to education, and this initiative succeeded in establishing the importance of education and the return of students to schools, he added. (QNA)