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Emir Speech Arab League 2014

Emir Speech Arab League 2014

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Qatar Emir's speech at the Arab League Summit in Kuwait City on March 25, 2014.
Qatar Emir's speech at the Arab League Summit in Kuwait City on March 25, 2014.

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QNA: Speech of Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, at the Arab League Summit in Kuwait City (March 25, 2014)
In the name of Allah, the most compassionate, the most merciful, Your Majesties, excellencies, and Highnesses, Your Excellencies , Excellency the Secretary
General of the Arab League Honorable Audience, Assalamu’ alaikum
warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, It is my pleasure to extend to my brother His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the government and people of sisterly State of Kuwait my sincere thanks for the warm reception, generous hospitality and cordial welcome, as well as the distinguished preparations for this summit which facilitated its convening in the best and easiest conditions. We hope that it would be groomed for reaching its goals and succeeding in its deliberations. I would also like to thank His Excellency Dr, Nabil Al Arabi, Secretary General of the Arab League and the staff of the General Secretariat , for the efforts they have exerted in preparing and arranging for this summit , and I dedicate my special thanks to them for their cooperation with us during our presidency of the 24th session and their contribution to implementing its resolutions. Your Majesties, Excellencies and Highnesses , Our presidency of the 24th Arab summit came amid delicate conditions, and very sensitive regional and international complexities, which have prompted us to implement keenly and diligently Doha summit resolutions through your sincere collaboration with us, where some resolutions were accomplished, we went a long way on others, however, hope to implement remaining ones was not fulfilled due to hurdles that coupled separately with each case. This summit convened against the backdrop of similar circumstances, which make it incumbent on us to entertain wisdom , prudence and sincere cooperation
among all of us. Your Majesties, Excellencies and Highnesses The Palestinian issue and the Arab Israeli conflict remain as the most important challenges facing us as a nation. The cause of the Palestinian people is a cause of destiny and existence for us as Arabs. Stability and security could not be achieved in the region without a just settlement based on the resolutions of the international and Arab legality. As you know the intransigent Israeli policies is a major obstacle ahead thwarting the achievement of the aspired peace, by means of reneging on implementing international resolutions, its elusiveness and adding new preconditions in each round of negotiations. It wanted the international community to get accustomed to its perpetual violation of the international law until the international community considers it as a commonplace matter, by means of continuing the policy of settlements, Judaizing Jerusalem ( Al-Quds ) , and serious violations against the sanctity of the Holy Aqsa Mosque , which have rendered the whole peace process suspicious in the eyes of Arab peoples. Your Majesties, Excellencies and Highnesses, We emphasize the importance of a just peaceful settlement , but the continuation of settlement activities, aggression perpetrated by settlers against the Palestinians, lack of terms of reference for negotiations and upping the ante by the Israelis , will relegate the negotiations devoid of their contents. Israel has to know that the only viable solution to end the Arab
Israeli conflict and to achieve a comprehensive and just peace is based on the complete withdrawal of Israel from all occupied Arab and Palestinian territories ,and establishing the independent Palestinian State with the holy Al-Quds as its capital. Israel is not alone in possessing a public opinion, we have a pan-Arab public opinion which has started to raise skepticism on the credibility of the whole political settlement.
Your Majesties, Excellencies and Highnesses, The stifling siege clamped on Gaza strip and the ensuing suffering it created were neither acceptable, nor politically and morally justified at any day. In the State of Qatar we have exerted persistent efforts to alleviate the suffering of our Palestinian brothers in Gaza, and made diligent efforts to reconstruct the Strip and supply fuel to facilitate day-to-day living conditions there. In this context it is incumbent on us , we all the Arabs to act to end this unjust, unjustified and incomprehensible blockade immediately ,and to open border crossing points for the inhabitants of Gaza to enable them practice their daily life on an equal footing with other peoples. On what ground more than one million people are imprisoned, and having their habitat turned into a massive detention camp for eight years? It is incumbent on us also to deliver on the pledges we have made to provide financial and other assistances to remove or alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people , initiate reconstruction and encounter the illegal Israeli policies and practices until the Palestinian people restore their rights, namely establishing their independent State on their territories and homeland. I refer in this respect to the resolution of Doha Summit according to a proposal by the State of Qatar to set up a fund for aiding Al-Quds with a Billion-dollar fund. His Highness the Father Emir declared then a quarter of billion dollars contribution to the fund , but the resolution was not put in place, which prompt
me to declare Qatar’s commitment to the amount it had pledged to establish the
Qatari fund for aiding Al-Quds, ( and we will coordinate with the Palestinian president , Mahmoud Abbas in this respect.) We cannot ignore the fact that the Palestinian schism has serious repercussions on the ability of the Palestinian people to counter pressures , and the future of their national project. We call on all the Palestinian leaders to put an end to Palestinian division and give priority to the supreme national interests by forming an interim national coalition government to accomplish the

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