HH The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani addressed the 75th United Nations General Assembly reiterating Qatar‘s firm position in supporting and embodying the UN Charter principles and objectives.
In his speech during the high-level meeting held via video conference from the UN headquarters in New York, HH The Amir reiterated that unconditional dialogue based on common interests and respect for the sovereignty of states is the way to solve the Gulf crisis, adding that lifting the illegal blockade would be the first step to end it.
After more than three years since the start of the unjust and illegal blockade on the State of Qatar, we kept to the path towards progress and development in various fields. Despite the blockade, Qatar has strengthened its effective participation in the multilateral international efforts to find a solution to different crises.
HH The Amir added that throughout the blockade, Qatar has consolidated its policies based on the respect of the principles and provisions of international law and United Nations Charter especially the principle of respecting the sovereignty of the states and rejecting intervention in their internal affairs.
We bear moral and legal responsibility towards our people. We have stressed and we will continue to stress that unconditional dialogue based on common interests and respect for the sovereignty of states is the way to solve this (Gulf) crisis. It (Gulf crisis) started with imposing an illegal blockade and lifting this blockade would be the first step to end it.
Despite the blockade, HH The Amir said that Qatar has strengthened its effective participation in the multilateral international action to find solutions to other crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
Qatar hastened to take all preventative actions to protect the citizens and the residents on its territory, it has not seen any contradiction between its duty in this respect and providing aid to more than 60 countries and five international organisations.
The session of the General Debate of the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly was held with the participation of a number of leaders of countries and heads of governments and delegations.
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— تميم بن حمد (@TamimBinHamad) September 22, 2020
Source: The Peninsula Qatar, QNA