Qatar participated in the digital event to mark the Singapore Convention on Mediation entering into force yesterday.
In a speech delivered through video conferencing on the occasion, HE the Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Dr Issa Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi congratulated Singapore on the agreement and on the number of signatory countries, which reached 52 countries since the signing invitation in Aug 2019.
He emphasised that this matter reflects the awareness and will of the international community of the importance of strengthening and activating mediation, as one of the important means for settling commercial disputes, through reaching appropriate solutions that are acceptable by all parties, which saves a lot of time and money.
He pointed out that Qatar was at the forefront of countries that joined and ratified the agreement, in order to establish a Qatari legislative and legal system that keeps pace with the rapid developments in the international community and the movement of international trade, and in support of the international system in everything that would achieve prompt justice, uphold the rule of law and provide a suitable environment and this is in line with the objectives of Qatar National Vision 2030 in all its dimensions.
HE the minister affirmed that resorting to mediation to resolve disputes enhances the achievement of prompt justice, reduces the burden on the judicial apparatus, and achieves successes for states in establishing the desired justice.
He expressed his hope that this event would achieve the desired goals for this purpose.
Qatar was at the forefront of the signatories of this convention, as part of its efforts aimed at facilitating litigation procedures and providing alternative means to resolve disputes in the fastest way, according to the latest methods to consolidate prompt justice.