HRH Crown Prince Congratulates Serbian Prime Minister on New Government Formation and Constitutional Oath-taking

Jeddah His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud:aud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, sent a congratulatory cable to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, Milos Vucevic, on the occasion of the formation of the new government under his leadership and his constitutional oath-taking.

In the cable, HRH the Crown Prince extended his sincerest congratulations and best wishes for the success and prosperity of the new Serbian Prime Minister, wishing the friendly people of Serbia further progress and prosperity.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Turkish Deputy Interior Minister to QNA: Israel is Committing Genocide in Gaza

Mersin: Deputy Minister of Interior of the Republic of Turkiye, Munir Karaloglu, stated that the Israeli regime is waging a genocidal war in Gaza, which has led to an alarming rise in civilian martyrs and injuries.

Speaking to Qatar News Agency , Karaloglu emphasized the unwavering commitment of both Qatar and Turkiye to advocating for the rights of Palestinians and the establishment of a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders, underscoring the joint efforts of Turkiye and Qatar in providing vital aid, including essential food and shelter, to alleviate the suffering of the people in Gaza.

He pointed that the cooperation between the two countries is exemplified by the dispatch of a humanitarian aid ship from the Turkish port of Mersin to Al-Arish, Egypt. This initiative was carried out in the presence of HE Minister of State for International Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lolwah bint Rashid Al Khater, and HE Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Yasin Ekrem Serim.

Karaloglu concluded with a
firm commitment from Turkiye and Qatar to intensify their efforts in the upcoming phase, particularly focusing on advocating for a ceasefire in Gaza.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Qatari-Turkish Ship Carrying 1,908 Tons of Humanitarian Aid Sets Sail to Gaza Strip

Mersin: May 8 – HE Minister of State for International Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lolwah bint Rashid Al Khater, saw off on Wednesday a Turkiye-Qatar Gaza Goodness Ship departing from the Mersin International Port loaded with 1,908 tons of humanitarian aid for the besieged Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

The Qatar Fund for Development delivered 1,358 tons of the total load, and 550 tons was given by the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) of the sisterly Republic of Turkiye.

In a speech on the occasion of the launch of the aid ship from the Turkish port to Gaza, Her Excellency hailed the move as another image of the close fraternal cooperation between the State of Qatar and the sisterly Republic of Turkiye.

Her Excellency added that the ship carrying more than 1,900 tons of humanitarian and relief aid, set sail from Mersin International Port to the Port of El-Arish in the sisterly Arab Republic of Egypt, to support brothers in the Gaza Strip, who have been struggling for
seven months with the horrors of killing, forced displacement, and hunger, while producing unforgettable stories of steadfastness and sacrifice that inspired the whole world.

Her Excellency pointed out that this ship is the latest in a series of established and ongoing cooperation between the State of Qatar and the Republic of Turkiye in all fields that serve common interests and enhance security, stability and prosperity in the region and the world.

Her Excellency stressed that the flow of sustainable and unhindered humanitarian aid to the entire Gaza Strip is a humanitarian duty and a legal obligation that falls primarily on the occupation forces, according to the Fourth Geneva Convention.

She pointed out that the Israeli occupation forces’ bombing of the municipality of Rafah, and their invasion of the land crossing, stopped the humanitarian aid delivery, and that the killing and intimidation forced a re-displacement of those who were displaced to those areas, due to the occupation forces themselves.

he Minister of State for International Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that the launch of this ship expresses the joint Qatari-Turkish vision regarding the catastrophic and unprecedented humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip and the need for concerted regional and international efforts to address it by all means.

Her Excellency also stressed the need to take the necessary measures for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, in addition to stopping the policy of collective punishment, and stopping the use of food and aid as a weapon in this war, as well as providing full protection for civilians in accordance with international law and international humanitarian law.

She said that the State of Qatar is still continuing its mediation efforts in partnership with the Arab Republic of Egypt and the United States of America to reach an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza, release prisoners and detainees, ensure the arrival of more humanitarian aid, and protect civilians in the
Strip, paving the way for the launch of a serious political process that leads to a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian cause in accordance with international legitimacy resolutions.

Her Excellency pointed out that the State of Qatar appreciates the great humanitarian and development efforts made by the Republic of Turkiye in the Gaza Strip and at the regional and international levels to consolidate the foundations of security and stability, stressing in this regard that the joint Qatar-Turkiye cooperation in many other files will benefit millions around the world.

Her Excellency expressed the State of Qatars pride in the level of growing strategic relations with the Republic of Turkiye, explaining that these relations derive their strength from the spirit of brotherhood, solidarity, mutual support and common denominator between the two brotherly peoples.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Turkiye’s Deputy FM to QNA: Turkiye, Qatar Will Continue to Deliver Aid to Gaza

Mersin: HE Turkiye’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yasin Ekrem Serim affirmed that Turkiye has exerted tremendous efforts since the beginning of the war to support the Palestinian people in Gaza, especially after the situation reached a very critical stage.

Serim told Qatar News Agency on the sidelines of the Turkiye-Qatar Gaza Goodness Ship Farewell Ceremony from the Turkish city of Mersin, that Turkey was one of the first countries to rush humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza.

He pointed to the numerous contacts made by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with many countries to put an end to the bloodshed in Gaza. Serim also mentioned the efforts made by Minister of Foreign Affairs Hakan Fidan, who emphasized in many international forums the right of the Palestinian people to live in peace and the acceptance of a two-state solution.

Serim said that while Turkiye is working on all fronts to pressure for a ceasefire in Gaza, and that Turkish aid to the people of Gaza has not stopped. He added Turkiye was
cooperating today with Qatar, like it has since the beginning of the war, to deliver aid to Gaza.

He added that Turkiye-Qatar Gaza Goodness Ship sets sail today from the port of Mersin in southern Turkey to the Egyptian port of El-Arish, preparing to deliver its cargo to Gaza.

The Turkish minister thanked the State of Qatar for its efforts in providing aid to Gaza, confirming Turkey and Qatar’s ongoing efforts to achieve an immediate ceasefire and provide relief to the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

Source: Qatar News Agency

15th Doha Conference on Interfaith Dialogue Final Communique Highlights Importance of Preserving Family’s Role

Doha: The 15th Doha Conference on Interfaith Dialogue emphasized the importance of preserving the structure of the family system, strengthening its foundations, and fortifying it against contemporary risks it faces, given that it is the fundamental cornerstone of society.

The concluding statement issued by the conference today, read by HE Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue (DICID), Dr. Ibrahim bin Saleh Al Naimi, stressed that preserving the family system can only be achieved by making religious teachings and values a guide for family life, elevating the importance of virtuous values and ethics, highlighting their role and impact in directing human behavior and maximizing family cohesion. The statement also emphasized the centrality of education as a vital path to achieving healthy upbringing for future generations who shape the future.

The conference called for activating the role of families in preventing their children from engaging in morally inco
rrect practices, and achieving self-awareness within the family unit by restructuring parental roles and responsibilities. This involves building emotional and social bonds between parents and their children to create a harmonious family environment, free from conflicts and negative interactions that distort the image of family in the minds of the young.

The statement also highlighted the importance of official institutional attention to social family services, particularly for vulnerable families, deepening the understanding of their role not only in providing financial support but also in equipping them with beneficial knowledge to confront the challenges they face.

Furthermore, the statement emphasized the adoption and support of civil and voluntary institutional initiatives aimed at protecting and strengthening the family structure, integrating family dialogues into educational programs and curricula, conducting independent studies and specialized research in various educational institutions to establis
h this role theoretically and practically by hosting families to develop a culture of dialogue among them.

The conference emphasized the role of educational institutions, especially universities, in supporting and fortifying families against ideologies and philosophies that undermine societies, civilizations, and humanity as a whole, whether through curriculum design that shapes student awareness or through scientific studies and research to address all family-related issues.

The conference stressed the importance of partnership among various entities related to family and society, and the need to find scientific methods to discuss issues concerning society and family. It also highlighted the activation of family roles through engaging programs designed to train parents to address contemporary challenges hindering the preservation of family identity and threatening its cohesion.

The conference’s closing statement called on official media institutions to enhance their role within the scope of social respons
ibility, adopting media campaigns to raise societal awareness about the importance of preserving family systems and familial bonds. It emphasized the dangers posed by destructive ideas to solid family structures and unity, urging the adherence to religious and moral values, showcasing the importance of family and the need to preserve its cohesion for the stability of communities and nations.

The statement strongly cautioned against the risks of wars and conflicts on families, especially affecting children, women, the elderly, and persons with disabilities, highlighting the human rights violations they endure during such crises. This necessitates the international community to enforce international laws that criminalize and penalize perpetrators of these violations, and to take serious and prompt action to end armed conflicts and provide urgent humanitarian aid to affected families and civilians.

The conference also emphasized the need to dedicate objective study to the challenges faced by minority families,
whether related to identity, integration, coexistence with diverse cultures, or conscious integration into the societies in which they live.

Al Naimi announced Qatar’s hosting of an international conference to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the International Year of the Family. The conference, organized by the institute, will take place from Oct. 29-31 of the coming year.

Source: Qatar News Agency

MOFA Spokesperson Participates in Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development

Stockholm, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Majed bin Mohammed Al Ansari took part in the plenary session of the Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development, which was sponsored by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

Themed Rethinking Conflict Prevention, the session discussed conflict management strategies, focusing on the conflicts currently taking place in Afghanistan, Somalia, and the Gaza Strip.

Addressing the session, the Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson noted the remarkable role played by the State of Qatar as an unconventional mediator in regional and international conflicts, pointing to the success of Qatari mediation in settling several conflicts, defusing tension in a number of regions and facilitating ways to achieve stability and peace.

Dr. Al Ansari mentioned five factors behind the success of the Qatari mediation in a number of files, which are: strategic participation, tactical neutrality, long-term investment, commitment, and partnership.

He said that many of
the current regional and international conflicts, have their roots in unresolved armed conflicts from the past, and conflicts that have been on hold for a century.

He stressed the need for mediations to focus on conflict prevention and how to achieve lasting peace.

Source: Qatar News Agency