Foreign Minister of Qatar Participates in Meeting of Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, participated in the Ministerial Plenary for the Global Coalition Working to Defeat ISIS on March 22, hosted by the Honorable Rex Tillerson, US Secretary of State.

The meeting covered the latest developments of Syria and Iraq. The participants also exchanged views on ways to permanently defeat ISIS through stabilization, humanitarian and economic assistance. Speaking to Qatar News Agency (QNA), HE the Foreign Minister said that international counter-terrorism efforts, including efforts specifically targeting ISIS, cannot succeed unless the main reasons for extremism are addressed. His Excellency said that the political, economic, and social conditions, as well as the shocking violations of human right, nurtured the suitable environment to grow terrorism. 

The Wednesday meeting was the first since December 2014 that all 68 members of the coalition took part.