Sharm al-Shaikh: (QNA: 13/7/2009): The Minister of International Cooperation H E Dr. Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah has underlined Qatar keenness on enhancing all efforts aimed at settling peace and stability in the region.
The minister said all countries have contributed to the development and performance of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and Qatar has been working for the implementation of all convents included in the United Nations declaration on the third millennium objectives and the international charter but, however, without intervention in internal affairs of other states.
On the level of Qatar’s participation in the NAM Summit, which opened today, the minister said the matter does not pertain to the level of representation in the conference, but primly to the ability of the member states to exert a distinguished effort for the support of joint action.
He added that thanks to the wise leadership of the HH Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar has played over the past years a leading role through which it contributed to the revitalization of the Movement’s mechanisms and made it have more influence on the course of Arab events. In this respect he stressed the role of Qatar in maintaining international peace and security and in making successful mediation efforts between brothers everywhere.
On coordination between Qatar and Egypt on the situation in the region, foremost of which being the Palestinian problem and the Darfur crisis, the minister the region relies on Egypt for seeking a solution to the Palestinian problem and for attaining reconciliation among the Palestinians. Regarding the Darfur crisis, he said efforts being initiated by Qatar have made wide strides, and the mediation would soon yield its fruits.
On the reported Iranian call for the return to negotiations with the UAE on the three Islands (Greater and Lesser Tunbs and Abu Musa), the minister said, Qatar has always been calling for the solution of problems, especially between neighboring states, through peaceful means.
On Human Rights, Qatar, H.E. said, supported the Non-Aligned Movement’s efforts aimed at revitalizing mechanisms used by the Movement’s member states to reach an advanced level in the fighting of trade in human beings.