Qatar has participated in the 154th Ordinary Session of the Arab League Council.
Qatar's delegation to the virtual meeting was headed by HE the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi.
In his speech, al-Muraikhi renewed Qatar's condolences to the government and people of Lebanon over the Beirut port explosion, and called for solidarity to face the repercussions of this disaster. He referred to the position of the leadership, government and people of Qatar in support of Lebanon and its people. He also noted the urgent medical assistance provided by Qatar and the installation of two full field hospitals, as well as the dispatch of a team of 50 experts from the Internal Security Forces to Beirut to assist in search and rescue operations.
In this context, he pointed to the participation of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in the International Conference on Assistance and Support to Beirut and the Lebanese People, and the announcement of Qatar's contribution of $50mn to help in relief operations and alleviate the suffering of the Lebanese people, hoping that Lebanon emerges strong and overcomes this ordeal.
He affirmed the steadfast position of Qatar on the historical rights of the Palestinian people, in self-determination and establishing their independent state on the borders of June 4, 1967, with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital, and the right of refugees to return to their areas. Any deviation from these constants is considered a violation of international law, he added.
He said Qatar will spare no effort in providing humanitarian aid to the brotherly Palestinian people.
On the tragic situation in Yemen, he said all should work to stop the war and push all the conflicting parties to achieve national reconciliation in accordance with the outcomes of the National Dialogue, the Gulf initiative and Security Council Resolution 2216.
He reiterated Qatar's affirmation that the only way to end the Syrian crisis is to intensify efforts to reach a political solution based on the Geneva Declaration 1 and Security Council Resolutions No 2254.
He expressed Qatar's condolences to the victims of floods that swept through several regions of Sudan, wishing a speedy recovery for the injured, and affirmed Qatar's permanent support to them. He noted in this regard the directive of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to send urgent relief aid to help people affected by the floods.
He emphasised Qatar's keenness to actively and permanently participate in all events and meetings that would support joint Arab action, and reiterated Qatar's request to the General Secretariat of the Arab League states to work on removing all obstacles that prevent the participation of the delegations of Qatar, at various levels, in meetings of the Arab League, as stipulated in the headquarters agreement.
He congratulated the Foreign Minister of Oman Sayyid Badr bin Hamood al-Busaidi, and Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs Othman Jerandi on assuming the new positions, wishing them success in their duties.
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