Iraq can play active role for security in the region: Tamim Bin Hamad

BYYasir Rehman
SOURCEEmbassy of State of Qatar


Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar has emphasized that Middle East region is passing through challenges and crises and some of the hotspots of tension thereof constitute a threat not only to the peoples of the region, but also to international peace and security.

Addressing the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership, he urged to addressing the root causes that led to the emergence of these successive crises.

Amir Tamim appreciated the efforts exerted during the last years to establish security and stability in Iraq, continue building the State’s institutions, maintain the independence of Iraq, and consolidate its national sovereignty.

“Unity of Iraq as a nation and people and strengthening the legitimate institutions of the State including unifying the legitimate arms under the sovereignty of the State, are among the most important steps”, he added.

He expressed his belief that Iraq is qualified to play an active role in establishing security and peace in the region.

“Qatar is keen on supporting Iraq to restore its role and the status it deserves on both regional and international levels as we believe that the security and stability of Iraq is an integral part of the security and stability of other countries in the region”, he continued.

Amir Tamim assured that Qatar will continue her support for the brotherly people of Iraq, and to assist them in achieving their aspirations in peace, security and development.

He said Iraq is a country rich in natural and human resources, but wars, terrorism, and manifold social and political ills which it experienced, impeded it from benefiting from its actual potentials. However, this is

Amir of Qatar called on the international community to provide the necessary support to Iraq to enable it to complete the reconstruction of its civil and military institutions, to achieve the desired security, stability, and development for the brotherly Iraqi people in the aftermath of a prolonged suffering.

He reiterated that the State of Qatar will spare no effort to stand by the brotherly Iraq and provide support to the brotherly Iraqi people, and assist them in their efforts to achieve a comprehensive development in their country, hoping that this conference would contribute to creating a supportive regional environment to achieve these aspired goals and noble ends.

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