Qatar renews support for Somalia in health, education and job creation
Doha: The State of Qatar has renewed its support to fraternal Somalia in various development projects in the fields of health and education, and in creating jobs for young people, strengthening their security capacities and political support to ensure the sovereignty, independence, unity, and territorial integrity of the country.
This is what emerges from the statement of the Deputy Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations Office at Geneva, Jawhara Al Suwaidi, at the 48th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, during an interactive dialogue with the independent expert on the human rights situation in Somalia. , under item 10 of the Council’s agenda.
Al Suwaidi said Qatar stresses that in the face of challenges, security threats, terrorism, the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, drought, floods and others, all Somali parties must show restraint, continue the national dialogue and commit to holding peaceful, transparent, inclusive negotiations and credible elections on time, which helps to create an enabling environment and to provide the means to implement plans and programs, in particular those related to the promotion and protection of human rights.
Al Suwaidi underlined the importance for the international community to continue to provide the necessary support and technical assistance to strengthen the capacities of institutions in accordance with the priorities and needs identified by the Somali government, which will contribute to the implementation of the Somalia’s national and international commitments. She also underlined the importance of continuing to provide humanitarian and development support to the Somali people to alleviate their humanitarian suffering and strengthen their capacity to rebuild the infrastructure of the state.