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Cabinet lauds Amir’s UN speech

The Cabinet has praised the speech of His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at the opening session of the 75th UN General Assembly held via teleconference.
The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani on Wednesday, said HH the Amir’s speech was comprehensive and decisive when it came to stating Qatar’s position on various regional and international issues, and in terms of the principles to resolve global challenges and the region’s crises.
The Cabinet appreciated HH the Amir’s policy regarding the unjust blockade imposed on Qatar. In his speech HH the Amir stressed that Qatar is moving forward in all fields three years after the start of the blockade.
The Cabinet said HH the Amir told the UN that the country enhanced its international participation and stuck to its principles of respecting international law and the UN charter, rejecting interference in its internal affairs and reiterated its commitment to a dialogue with no preconditions that serves mutual interests and respects sovereignty as the basis for resolving the crisis.
The Cabinet highlighted Qatar’s commitment to the Palestinian cause, which was evident in the speech of HH the Amir.
The Cabinet expressed hope that the international community would respond to HH the Amir’s invitation, especially the Security Council, to assume its legal responsibilities to obligate Israel to lift the siege on Gaza Strip, put the peace process back on track through credible negotiations based on the international resolutions and not on force, to address all final status issues, ending occupation within specified time frame and establishing an independent Palestinian state within 1967-borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, and to end the Israeli occupation of all Arab territories.
The Cabinet also praised HH the Amir’s call for stronger international cooperation in combating challenges related to epidemics, the climate, and the environment, as well as issues related to poverty and achieving peace and security. The Cabinet also endorsed the announcement of HH the Amir on enhancing partnership with UN agencies in the field of counter-terrorism.
The Cabinet expressed appreciation for the participation of HH the Amir in the high-level meeting of the General Assembly to commemorate UN’s 75th anniversary.
HH the Amir’s speech focused on ways to reform the UN in order to enable to best address the unprecedented global challenges. It also addressed the political declaration adopted by the UN, which Qatar in partnership with Sweden took charge of the task of facilitating negotiations on its content.
The Cabinet also affirmed continuation of precautionary measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).