Qatar Committed to Partnership with International Community to Maintain Peace and Security

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New York, May 17 (QNA) -The State of Qatar has reiterated its commitment to fulfilling the international obligations dictated by its partnership with the international community to achieve the goals and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations, stressing that maintaining international peace and security is a shared responsibility and requires States to make the utmost efforts to find just solutions to common challenges. .
This came in a statement delivered by HE Ambassador Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, Qatar's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the official meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss "strengthening international law in the context of the maintenance of international peace and security".
HE Sheikha Alia noted the steps taken by the State of Qatar, which reflect its commitment to the international community's agreement, promoting understanding and dialogue, promoting values of tolerance and cooperation, combating extremism and terrorism, reducing impunity and holding accountable perpetrators of mass crimes.
Her Excellency referred to the State of Qatar's documented efforts to reduce tensions and prevent and resolve conflicts by peaceful means, which had achieved successful results that had been appreciated by the Security Council.
HE the Ambassador said "Despite this record of regional and international cooperation to achieve the goals and purposes of the Charter, which has been recognized by the United Nations, the State of Qatar has faced, for nearly a year, an unjust blockade and arbitrary unilateral measures under false pretenses and baseless arguments that contradict the provisions of international law and human rights, contrary to the basis of friendly relations, which have serious consequences for regional and international peace and security. " Her Excellency added that current and emerging threats to international peace and security were growing in the absence of compliance with the obligations under international law. This serious challenge was compounded by poor cooperation to contain those threats to the world and to prevent and resolve conflicts and crises by peaceful means.
HE Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani pointed out that the exacerbation of these conflicts and crises is the spread of impunity for serious violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law, praising the experience of the international community, which emphasized that the various threats to international peace and security can only be met within the framework of cooperation, concerted collective action and respect for international law, referring to the international fight against terrorism, which highlights the added value of international cooperation and respect for international law.
HE the Ambassador noted that international law and the institutions concerned with the imposition of the obligation reflected the will of States, which was the presence of international and international judicial institutions established by the international community, which had enriched, recognized and respected international law.
HE Ambassador Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani said that "international law has achieved many gains for humanity, but violating its provisions or ignoring them and disrespect affects the credibility of international institutions and is reflected in the face of international challenges and crises and its implications on international efforts to maintain international peace and security. " she said .
Her Excellency added that it is a striking paradox in today's world that there is a promising international reality in various areas of life and an alarming increase in conflicts that the international community is unable to resolve. This requires international institutions to fulfill their mandates to enforce international law, she noted.
In light of the magnitude and gravity of the threats to international peace and security, there is an urgent need to strengthen the mechanisms adopted by the international community in the area of collective security to resolve disputes, find solutions to international crises, confront any attempts to change the international situation, or to violate its conditions in an illegal manner, and not to harm international peace and security.
HE the Ambassador stressed the importance of adhering to the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations, deterring violators of international law, ensuring respect for the sovereignty and security of States, prohibiting the use or threat of force in international relations, respecting the right of peoples to self-determination, and to work towards their settlement by peaceful means in accordance with the provisions of Chapter VIII of the Charter.
In this context, she referred to the suffering of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, saying that while the Security Council was dedicating this meeting to promoting respect for international law, the unarmed Palestinians in the Gaza Strip suffer during their peaceful and legitimate protest were flagrant violations of international law, reiterating Qatar's condemnation in the strongest possible terms.
In view of the seriousness of the violations committed by the Israeli occupying forces and the importance of complying with the provisions of international law, the State of Qatar calls upon the Security Council and the international community to assume its responsibilities to protect Palestinian civilians based on the relevant international instruments, she added.
She noted that the shared responsibility of Member States for international peace and security requires respect for international law, for which the Security Council was meeting today to promote compliance with it, saying that this would not be achieved with policies based on the threat of undermining and violating States sovereignty and Illegal objectives.
She added that this matter places great responsibility on the international institutions concerned to ensure respect for international law and adherence to the Charter of the United Nations, especially in areas of crisis and conflict, such as the Middle East region.
Concluding, Her Excellency Ambassador Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al Thani reiterated the commitment of the State of Qatar to working together and cooperating with the partners in the international system to implement the provisions of international law and to meet common challenges and to support the mandate of the Security Council in the maintenance of international peace and security.(QNA)