qatar emir ki-moon
Vienna, December 09 (QNA) – HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani met this afternoon with the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in the Austrian capital, Vienna.
At the beginning of the meeting, the UN Secretary-General thanked HH the Emir for coming to the United Nations premises in Vienna, and for the role of the State of Qatar and its continued support for the United Nations’ efforts in the fight against corruption and crime and the rule of law.
During the meeting, they discussed developments on the regional and international arenas, and a number of regional and international issues of common concern, particularly the situation in Palestine, Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Libya .
The two sides called for exerting all efforts in order to reach a just and durable solution to the Palestinian issue, and to stop settlement activity, lift the siege imposed on Gaza and the establishment of an independent State of Palestine on the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital, in accordance with the resolutions of international legitimacy and the Arab peace initiative.
The UN Secretary General also expressed thanks and gratitude to HH the Emir for his personal stances and the State of Qatar’s endeavors in support of peace efforts in the region.
The meeting was attended by Yury Fedotov, Director General of the United Nations Office at Vienna and Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime as well as a number of UN senior officials.
The meeting was also attended by Their Excellencies members of the delegation accompanying HH the Emir.(QNA)