Qatar took part in the ministerial meeting of the International Coalition against ISIS, held in Kuwait with the participation of 74 members representing governments and international organisations in the coalition.
The Qatari delegation was headed by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister H E Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.
The minster thanked Kuwait’s emir and the people for hosting the important meeting after liberating Iraq and for the excellent preparation and genuine hospitality.
Al Thani explained that terrorism has become the biggest threat to the Arab region and the whole world. He also said that Qatar has always been against terrorism and stressed the importance of eliminating all terrorist organisations.
He said that it is regrettable that some international positions were not based on accurate and realistic understanding of the real reasons of the terrorism phenomenon, actual developments in the course of events and not finding final solutions to the actual reasons of terrorism.
The minister highlighted that the international community must put an end to the war crimes against humanity.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister noted that the International Coalition against ISIS has made every effort in the elimination of the origins of terrorist organisations. “Today, the coalition is achieving its goal in Iraq in cooperation with the Iraqi government, which we commend for its efforts in this regard,” he said pointing out that the coalition should continue its efforts to eliminate terrorist organisations and all forms and patterns of terrorism in Syria.
He added: “Today we must focus on reaching a just solution that will compensate the Syrian people for the crimes committed by the Syrian regime on one side and the terrorist organisations on the other. It is, therefore, incumbent upon us to support the efforts of the United Nations and its envoy Staffan de Mistura in accordance with the Geneva Declaration and to hold all war criminals accountable.”
He went on to explain that Qatar has left no stone unturned in its fight against terrorism and extremism, by taking all necessary measures locally, coordinating and contributing effectively to the efforts of the international coalition, through bilateral, regional and multilateral cooperation, providing humanitarian assistance and supporting educational, economic and other development initiatives to achieve global security and stability.