Qatar plays key role in strengthening UN Alliance of Civilizations initiative: Al-Attiyah

May 25, 2014 - 6:41:55 pm

DOHA: HE the Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah, who is also Chairman of Qatar Committee For Alliance of Civilizations (QCAC), affirmed that Qatar has played a key role in promoting, strengthening and activating the UN Alliance of Civilizations initiative, within the group of friends that supported the initiative, since its early days.

This came in a forward to the QCAC's fourth annual report for the year 2013-2014.

"It is in line with the new phase taking place in the Alliance of Civilizations as one of the soft diplomacy tools that contribute to the reduction of polarization and divisions in human community, QCAC has implemented a set of programmes and activities that aim to explain the concept of the Alliance of Civilizations, its contents, its  fields, and to promote Qatar's pioneering role in the field of the alliance, especially that Qatar chaired the Secretariat of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations during the years 2013-2014", HE Al Attiyah said.

" Our  support to this institution is not an improvisational issue or a political issue,  but rather a support based on a distinctive vision and a set Qatar's foreign policy principles which reflects our belonging to the Gulf and the Arab and Muslim world ', he noted  (QNA)