The 6th meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) Executive Committee at the level of senior officials held in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh, reviewed Qatar’s successful strategies and experience in political decision-making in achieving comprehensive development in Qatar through social spending, economic diversification and the adoption of an ambitious development plan — Qatar National Vision 2030.
The meeting was attended by UN Member States, representatives of the Arab League and a number of international and regional experts.
Director of International Cooperation Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Tariq Ali Faraj al Ansari led Qatar’s delegation to the meeting.
The delegation comprises a number of concerned diplomats and the competent directors from both the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs and the Planning and Statistics Authority.
Participants at the meeting discussed aspects related to the achievement of sustainable development and the progress in achieving the international development goals in the Arab region, in accordance with ministerial decisions issued by the relevant ESCWA ministerial meetings.
Qatar’s delegation was also elected as one of the vice-chairmen of the ESCWA Executive Committee Meeting.
The delegation held a number of meetings, including with ESCWA Executive Secretariat, where they discussed ways to strengthen the existing partnership between the two sides in accordance with the outcome of the 29th ESCWA Ministerial Session held in Doha in December 2016, and the partnership agreement reached during that session.