HH the Emir visits Los Angeles

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani attended a reception ceremony hosted by Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, at Getty House in Los Angeles, California. The reception ceremony in which a number of Qatari institutions and agencies took part, was attended by an elite of U.S. figures including heads of companies and businessmen. Talks during the reception ceremony dealt with areas of cooperation and means of promoting and developing them as to open wider horizons of ties in future. Following the reception ceremony, HH the Emir attended a dinner banquet hosted by the Mayor of Los Angeles in honor of His Highness and the accompanying delegation. The banquet was attended by senior officials and businessmen in California.

Qatar Provides Nearly $ 1.6 Billion to Alleviate Suffering of Syrian People

The State of Qatar has provided nearly $ 1.6 billion in order to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people inside and outside Syria, through international humanitarian organizations and donor conferences, said HE Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani at the sidelines of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly.

HH the Emir’s Address to the UN General Assembly

On Tuesday, 20 September, His Highness the Emir of Qatar participated in the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. During his address, HH the Emir urged that the fight against terrorism must not be confined to the security dimension, but must also go far beyond that to promote the values of tolerance, and the culture of plurality and dialogue, while taking into account the right of people to resist occupation. Click to read the full speech.

HH the Emir Meets UN Secretary General

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al -Thani met here today with the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, at the UN headquarters. During the meeting, HH the Emir and the UN Chief discussed a number of regional and international issues including the situation in the Middle East,especially in Syria, Libya and Yemen. They also reviewed the cooperation between the State of Qatar and the United Nations. Discussions also dealt with the most important topics on the agenda of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly. The meeting was attended by a number of their excellencies members of the official delegation accompanying HH the Emir.

Qatar Donates $10 million to Help Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria

Qatar has made its first contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, by donating $10 million. The announcement was made by Qatar’s Minister of Public Health HE Dr. Hanan Al Kuwari during the Fund's conference held recently in Canada. "Fighting TB and providing access to health services to refugees and displaced populations in the Middle East region are an important priority for Qatar," said HE Dr. Hanan Al Kuwari. Programmes supported by the Global Fund in the Middle East include essential HIV, TB and malaria services to key and vulnerable populations including refugees, internally displaced people, women, children and other populations in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Yemen. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was launched in 2002 with the goal of getting governments, civil society and private donors to work together to fight the big three infectious diseases.

Qatar Participates in "Our Ocean Conference" in Washington

Qatar participated in The Our Ocean Conference, held at the headquarters of the US State Department in Washington on 15 and 16 September. Qatar was represented in this conference by HE Minister of Municipality and Environment Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi. Our Ocean conference focused on the key ocean issues including marine protected areas, sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, and climate-related impacts on the ocean. The conference was attended by a number of world leaders, foreign and environment ministers, scientists, philanthropists, heads of civil society and heads of companies across 90 countries.

H.H. Sheikha Moza and Qatar’s Minister of State for Defense Affairs Attend Graduation of Qatari West Point Student

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser and His Excellency Minister of State for Defense Affairs, Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah attended the graduation ceremony of Qatari graduate Mr. Abdulrahman Al Hinzab at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Mr. Hinzab is the second Qatari to have graduated from West Point. He earned a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering. Vice President Joe Biden provided the ceremony’s commencement speech.

Embassy Publishes Second Issue of "Q" Magazine

The Embassy of the State of Qatar published the second issue of "Q" magazine. The magazine tackled culture and art and how they are defined by people and their communities. In the opening remarks, Ambassador Mohammed Al-Kuwari wrote: "Q [...] gives an inside view of Qatar's long-held affinity and appreciation for art in its most diverse senses, showing how people across the country are blending Qatar's ancient traditions with our thriving modernity." He added: " Art is intrinsic to our national identity as Qataris." To recieve an issue of Q magazine, please contact the embassy here.

Qatar Reiterates Rejection of Violent Extremism and Support for Efforts to Eradicate it

During the High Level Thematic Conversation on Children and Youth Affected by Violent Extremism, which was held at the U.N. headquarters, HE Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani reiterated that Qatar rejects all forms of violent extremism, which has precarious effects on children and youth. He stated that eradicating terrorism requires a collective commitment and a long-term strategy to address the root causes, while taking into account the particular environments affected by extremism.

Qatari Foreign Minister Stresses Need For Common Political Action to Resolve Current Global Crises

Qatar will give 10 billion USD to humanitarian and development programs across the world in the coming decade, according to His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani. The Minister made the announcement on the final day of the inaugural World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey. Speaking at the summit, the Minister of Foreign Affairs said almost half of the funds would be used for education initiatives to help curb the spread of extremism, violence and “loss of hope,” QNA reported.