Challenging moments strengthen Qatari nation

      Published on Monday, 18 May , 2020      948 Views     
Challenging moments strengthen Qatari nation

  • Doha News

It is with gratification and reaffirmation that we would like to express our feelings of appreciation to all the doctors, nurses, paramedics, medical staff, and health care workers,

and to all the people who directly and indirectly are fighting daily to protect us, making sure that this infectious disease; COVID-19 stops spreading all our world.

In addition, we would also like to thank Heads of State, Ministers and all the leaders and decision makers whom we follow for their wisdom and gift of good people, as well as reliving their inexhaustible energy and courage to protect the people of Qatar during these difficult circumstances, especially, everything developed by Qatar, Peru and all the countries that make up the international community.

Heads of State and Heads of Government have all shown an effective way to direct an appropriate strategy in order to overcome this unprecedented difficulty that no one imagined could happen, internally and internationally,

where – in this last scenario – a competent Qatari diplomacy launched a cooperative action on foreign policy, considering that the efforts and cooperation granted by the State of Qatar is the definition of a truthful and sincere diplomacy, illustrated through a humanitarian generosity. The main instrument of its foreign policy, of which we have been aware of since we took office in Doha, Qatar.

This pandemic has made the world unify. People became stronger, supportive and without borders, especially under the guidance of leaders who have made timely and firm decisions, led by professional health and safety teams, among others, in the face of an active and invisible antagonist virus.

Meanwhile, it is worth mentioning that we have successfully coordinated a shipment to Peru, via Doha-Amsterdam, carrying medical equipment and supplies from Shanghai, China through Qatar Airways-Cargo with the assistance of the Qatari authorities. Thus, we would like to thank Qatar local authorities as well as Qatar Airways for facilitating this process.

In the meantime, during my stay in Doha, I had the pleasure to meet with many people from higher authorities from the various sectors. I was impressed by their professionalism as well as their personal quality which led me to learn more about the history of this great country, Qatar with its legacy of thousands of years; and, its visionary “Leader”, Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, who left an example of life, as well as those who came after him to forge a great country.

I can positively testify that we will overcome these difficulties and unwanted circumstances that nature has imposed on us, leading us at the same time to protect the environment of the planet. We are sure that we will return to live in a new world, more caring, more responsible and more peaceful; because we know today that a microscopic virus can do so much damage, without confronting ourselves – the sapiens – many times with unjustified arguments. As a result, we will keep working to comply with all the provisions or precautionary measures dictated by the government and the Qatari authorities to ensure and safeguard the safety of its citizens.

In addition, we will also continue in Qatar relating and strengthening our ties of friendship, with our community that also resides in this generous country, while highlighting its development in the sectors of health, education, cooperation, economy, security and investment, as well as media.

The dynamism that comes with the international context, marked by the globalization, where countries such as the State of Qatar, constitute important actors on the international table for the good of all, developing a widely appreciated leadership.

We reiterate that after solving this global challenge, we will return to those world meetings in Doha, of which we participated in a few months of permanent showing, both bilaterally and multilaterally, which leads us to recognize the importance of collective action and promote dialogue in favor of peace and democracy, and advance human-centered sustainable development, good governance, the rule of law, and the protection and promotion of human rights.

In this context, it is worth highlighting some of the most important meetings and conferences held in Doha before the appearance of the pandemic: The 140th General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU); Qatar Information and Communication Technology Conference and Exhibition (QITCOM 2019); World Summit on Innovation for Education (WISE2019); Doha Forum 2019, with the participation of 250 participants from more than 100 countries, including the presidents of Rwanda, Armenia and El Salvador and others; International Conference on Social Media Challenges and Ways to Promote Freedoms and Protect Activitis; and the High Level Meeting of the World Network of Judicial Integrity-UNCAC.

In the ‘Diplomacy of Sports’, Qatar held the following: XVII World Athletics Championship; I World Championship of Beach Games Doha 2019; World Table Tennis Championship; International Olympic Shooting Grand Prix; and FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim Series Doha 2020 in which we have received in Lima a delegation that participated in the Pan American Championship organized by Peru.

On the Peruvian side, we celebrated our National Anniversary on July 28, the 30th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations Peru-Qatar; we had the pleasure to receive the Mayor of Lima, Mister Jorge Munoz, who was invited by the Minister of Municipalities of Qatar H E Abdulla bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie.

I would like to highlight the intense international activity of the Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, with the sole purpose of seeking peace, development and collaboration between countries and international organizations. The 74th Session of the UN General Assembly, in which H H the Amir met with his counterparts from the different countries; United States, Germany, India and Sudan; the XVIII Summit of Movements of Non-Aligned Countries, held in Baku, Azerbaijan.

In addition to the valuable support of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs H E  Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani and other heads of sectors such as Defense, in relation to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the participation of Qatar in the World Organization of Trade (WTO).

It is also worth mentioning the cooperation offered by Qatar Charity, standing out for being one of the first organizations, invited by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the current circumstances.

As far as I am concerned, I believe that we will gradually move towards a normality of our activities, necessary for the good of all, with a strengthened, united and more supportive international community, aware of having been living witnesses to a complex pandemic that must never return.

All together we will achieve the desired goal and we will gradually get back to where we left off stronger; understanding that the future will demand a new will to resume and order a better way of life.
We thank Qatar for this experiential coincidence of residing in Doha, in these moments.

Category Doha News | 2020/05/18 latest update at 3:00 PM
Source : The Peninsula | Photocredit : Google
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