Qatar has vowed to continue its support and commitment to international peace and security in spite of siege. It was announced through a statement by the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the UN Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al Thani, at the UN Security Council Session on “The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian issue.”
Shiekha Alia said that despite blockade, Qatar will continue to support international peace and security by the will of its people and its friends in the region and the world.
Speaking about the occupied city of Jerusalem, she said that blocking worshippers from entering the Holy Aqsa Mosque and declaring it a military area does not serve peace and security and deviates from the efforts to achieve peace.
She condemned Israeli authorities for preventing Friday prayers at the Mosque for the first time since 1969 and urged the international community to stop these violations.
The ambassador said that after seven decades of the Middle East issue, with the absence of a fair and lasting settlement and the stalled of the peace process, makes the peoples of the region look more than ever before for peace and stability, especially as they face a new cycle of escalation and tension.
She stressed the need for urgent action by the international community to put an end to these tensions and to give hope to the peoples of the region.
Qatar has made great efforts at the political and humanitarian levels to provide an environment conducive to the prospects for advancing the peace process, she said.
She said there was an urgent need to address Syrian crisis and asked for the speedy conclusion of a political solution to the Syrian crisis through the implementation of all UN related Security Council resolutions.
She concluded by saying that peace, security and stability would prevail in the Middle East region and the crisis in the region would be settled according to the UN and international law.