Speech By |
H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs
The Opening Of Reconciliation Meetings Between The Republic of Chad And The Republic of Sudan
Doha- State of Qatar
28 April, 2009
In The Name of Go, Most Gracious, Most Merciful|
Your Excellency Brother Mousa Mohamed Kosa, Secretary General of Foreign Communications and International Cooperation Committee of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,
Your Excellency Brother Mousa El-Faki Mohamed, Chad Minister of Foreign Relations,
Your Excellency Brother Dr. Eltigani Saleh Fidail, Minister of International Cooperation of Sudan
Brothers, Members of Delegations,
Alsalamo Alaikom Wa Rahmato Allahi Wa Barakato
I would like at the outset to welcome you in your homeland and amongst your relatives and brothers. We are happy to have you with us in this meeting, which we hope and pray to God that it will realize the objectives of all of us and we hope that the meeting would achieve the goals of improving and strengthening the fraternal ties between Sudan an Chad and remove all reasons of differences between the two countries as well as realize stability for the benefit of the two countries' peoples.
As we said before in our bilateral meetings, we hope that the meeting would be frank, amicable and that each party will voice its concerns and views in a clear and transparent manner in order to help us do our utmost to crystallize solutions that lead to reconciliation and accord between the two countries while steering away from the negative experiences of the past.
We are not starting this meeting from vacuum, but we rather build on good efforts made by dear brethren in other sisterly countries. This meeting was a result of a Qatari-Libyan joint efforts as a continuation of the impetus made by Libya, led by the Libyan Leader and chairman of the African Union (AU) brother Muammar Qaddafi in order to settle dispute between brothers amicably.
Reaching a solution to this transient difference would have its positive impact on our relatives and brethren in the two countries who wait impatiently for the day when these causes of tension end and ties between the two countries be restored as before.
We have learned from history that there is no problem without a solution, especially between relatives and neighbors if there is goodwill and determination to overcome the past and look to the future wisely in order to realize a just and comprehensive solution between the two countries, based on mutual respect and non-interference in the internal affairs. This will lead to the establishment of the foundation of security and stability in the region and wide-opens the door for the prospects of reconstruction, development and prosperity.
We pray that God render us success and lead us on the path of welfare and goodness.
Alsalamo Alaikom Wa Rahmato Allahi Wa Barakato.