HE Assistant Foreign Minister for International Cooperation Addresses Doha Forum |
| Doha/(QNA)22 May 2012/ HE Assistant Foreign Minister for International Cooperation Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Jabor Al Thani has said that as of next year, the Doha Forum, organized annually by the State of Qatar, will take a new direction to become a platform for proposals and solutions that the benefit of mankind.|
HE the Assistant Foreign Minister for International Cooperation explained in his speech at the closing joint session of the Doha 12th Forum on the Enriching Economic Future at the Sheraton Doha Hotel Tuesday that the aspirations and future goals of the Forum focus being a platform for enlightened thinkers to develop proposals and solutions that can be converted into plans, policies and programs useful to humanity.
HE Assistant Foreign Minister noted that the world is now at a crossroads and lives the most difficult circumstances political, economically and in relation to human rights and women empowerment, saying "there is something wrong, and we must recognize it, this requires intensification of solutions by politicians, economists, thinkers, civil society and international bodies and organizations."
HE Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Jabor Al Thani said that Doha Forum is looking forward to be an important platform that contributes to shaping future political and economic aspirations in the Middle East and paves the way for democracy and political reform, sustainable development, human rights and women empowerment culture.
HE Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Jabor Al Thani praised the distinguished efforts and intellectual contribution of the participants, noting that they addressed many important issues on the political and economic situation in the Arab area and the world.
He noted that the forum was attended by high level leaders, politicians, scholars, and experts as well as representatives of regional and international organizations, which contributed to enriching the discussions through the three days of the forum.
The 12th Doha Forum closing session was addressed by a number of scholars and experts who talked about the challenges faced by the Middle East, the Arab countries and whole world.
Over 600 participants from more than 84 countries and organizations participated in the Doha Forum and Enriching Economic Future of the Middle East.
HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani opened the 12th Doha Forum and Enriching the Middle East's Economic Future Conference at the Doha Sheraton Hotel earlier on Sunday.
The opening was attended by HE the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani, HE the Chairman of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah, a number of Their Excellencies Sheikhs, the Speaker of the Advisory Council and Ministers, as well as heads of the diplomatic missions accredited to the country and guests.
Qatar- through the Doha Forum- has a significant "political appearance" regionally and internationally, said HE Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Jabor Al Thani , the Assistant Foreign Minister for International Cooperation and Chairman of Permanent Committee for Organizing Conferences.
The Doha forum in the next round will adopt a new approach in terms of the level of participants and attendees and the themes suggested on its agenda, HE told Qatar News Agency (QNA) on the occasion of concluding the 12th Doha forum.
HE Assistant Foreign Minister for International Cooperation made clear that the next forum will tackle aspects of world's concern, and in particular, how to resolve a number of crises that have taken their toll on people worldwide.
He added there have been many solutions and approaches to resolve all these crises however they showed to be inefficient, the crises in Greece and the Euro zone were the best examples of that notion.
Many of the financial and economic schemes adopted at different levels haven't come into fruition and crises continued to hit one after the other, especially in the Euro Zone, HE Assistant Foreign Minister for International Cooperation said.
HE the Assistant Foreign Minister for International Cooperation said that as a result, the next forum-13th Doha forum-will adopt a new approach that aims to create new mechanisms and programs that were practical.
He added that in order to achieve this goal, the forum will include active policy makers, scholars and economists in the future.
HE the Assistant Foreign Minister for International Cooperation called on the world to re-evaluate the situation and try to find new distinctive solutions.