Summary of Discussions on Doha Regional Dialogue on Sustaining Peace

On 18 -19 January 2018, in Doha, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, under the auspices of H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, in the presence of H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, President of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly, convened a regional dialogue for the purpose of encouraging fresh reflection on what sustaining peace means at the regional level.

Qatar Reiterates Siege Violates International Law, UN Charter

The State of Qatar has reiterated that the unjust siege that it has been subjected to violates the international law and U.N. Charter, stressing that these unilateral illegal measures have nothing to do with reality and lack evidence and justification.

Qatar Underlines Protection and Promotion of Human Rights is a Strategic Choice

The State of Qatar underlined that the protection and promotion of human rights is a strategic choice, based on its deep belief in the importance of building the society on sound foundations that safeguard human dignity and protect its fundamental freedoms, noting that this is reflected in the provisions and principles of the Constitution and national legislation, which are consistent with international human rights instruments, as well as the establishment of institutions for the promotion of human rights, including the National Human Rights Committee and the Doha Center for Media Freedom.

Qatar Stresses Importance of Distancing Education from Political Differences

The State of Qatar has stressed the importance of distancing education from political differences and ensuring that students continue their studies away from any considerations that may affect their continuing studies and ensure their rights based on international conventions, especially human rights.

Qatar Continues Efforts to Uphold Principle of Rule of Law

The State of Qatar stressed its continued commitment and efforts with its partners in the United Nations to uphold the principle of the rule of law at the national and international levels, out of its belief in the importance of this principle which is an essential element of conflict prevention, peacekeeping, conflict resolution and peace-building in the world.