QT-Online / Tuesday, June 30, 2020 / Categories: Top News As per Amir’s directive, Qatar pledges $100 mn to alleviate Syrian people’s suffering QNA Doha As per the directives of His Highness the Amir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani on Tuesday announced Qatar's pledge to provide $100 million to alleviate human suffering faced by the Syrian people. In his speech at the Fourth Brussels Conference on "Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region", which was organized remotely, Sheikh Mohammed affirmed that the pledge comes from the firm belief of Qatar to fulfill its international obligations and the humanitarian obligation towards the brotherly Syrian people, pointing out that the State of Qatar's actual assistance to the people The Syrian brother exceeded two billion US dollars. He said Qatar, in compliance with its humanitarian and moral responsibilities, has spared no effort since the beginning of the Syrian crisis to enhance its humanitarian response and provide effective assistance to the brotherly Syrian people. The foreign minister affirmed the steadfast support of the State of Qatar to the international efforts aimed at reaching a political solution to the Syrian crisis on the basis of the first Geneva Declaration of 2012 and the relevant Security Council resolutions, especially Resolution No. 2254, and in a manner that meets the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people in security, stability and the preservation of its territorial integrity. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani, at the beginning of his speech, thanked the European Union and the United Nations for the invitation to hold this conference, and thanked the participating countries for their estimated efforts to support the brotherly Syrian people despite the economic difficulties faced by all countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He added, "We are facing a humanitarian crisis that humanity did not know before, during which the Syrian people were deprived of the most basic necessities of living such as water, food, infrastructure, and basic social services such as education and health, in addition to the number of displaced people, which is approximately 12 million people." Sheikh Mohammed considered that success in facing the catastrophic and dangerous humanitarian repercussions of the Syrian crisis will only come through finding a political solution that radically ends this crisis, and this is the responsibility of the international community, especially the Security Council and the actors. The foreign minister asked, "What kind of generation do we expect to result from the Syrian war as the children of Syria have grown up watching the pictures of artillery, bombings, and massacres with internationally prohibited weapons that have often affected their cities, villages, and families?" The time has come for the international community to work hard to stop the killing machine of the Syrian regime and put an end to its increasing violence, which is no difference between it and violent extremism and terrorism, which reinforce each other and converge in existence, goal, and outcome, the foreign minister explained. At the end of his speech, he reiterated thanks and appreciation to all countries that have pledged and fulfilled their obligations towards the Syrian people and valued the efforts of the United Nations and the European Union to organize this conference, expressing the hope that the desired results will be achieved. Previous Article Masraf Al Rayan, al khaliji begin merger talks Next Article Serie A, LaLiga and Premier League action continues exclusively on beIN SPORTS Print 1140 Rate this article: 3.5 Please login or register to post comments.