DOHA, Monday, June 07, 2021 (WAFA) – Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh today discussed with the Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al -Thani during an official visit to Doha, capital of Qatar, the latest political developments, the situation in Jerusalem, and the reconstruction of the devastated Gaza Strip.
During the meeting, which was attended by Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki, government spokesman Ibrahim Melhem and the Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Qatar Munir Ghannam, the Prime Minister briefed the Emir of Qatar on the diplomatic moves regarding the resumption and progress of relations with the new US administration, and its different policies from the previous administration.
He called for filling the current political vacuum by proposing a political path that ends the Israeli occupation and leads to the implementation of international legitimacy resolutions through the International Quartet, and the establishment of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.
They also discussed the reconstruction of the devastated Gaza Strip, stressing the importance of maintaining calm and ensuring that the aggression against Palestinians is not repeated, especially in the Strip, as well as reactivating the joint higher committee between Palestine and Qatar, and raising the trade balance between the two countries.
The PM also briefed the Emir on the situation in the city of Jerusalem, including the ethnic cleansing and racist practices to which it is exposed, and the attempts to forcibly expel and displace its residents, especially in Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan neighborhoods, in addition to the attempts to temporally and spatially divide the al-Aqsa Mosque.
For his part, Emir of the State of Qatar expressed his country’s continued support for the Palestinian cause, expressing his hope for the completion of Palestinian reconciliation, which he stressed constitutes a strong factor for the just cause of the Palestinian people.
Shtayyeh also met today with his Qatari counterpart, Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani in Doha, during which they discussed similar issues and the latest political developments.
They also discussed strengthening joint cooperation between the two countries, and the importance of enhancing Palestinian exports to the Qatari market raising the number of Palestinian teachers in Qatar, and opening up the labor market to Palestinian engineers and nurses.
Shtayyeh praised the education scholarship offered by Qatar for Palestinians.
The two sides also discussed reviving agreements between the two countries in the fields of agriculture, economy, and trade.
For his part, the Qatari FM reiterated the continuation of Qatari support to Palestine at all levels and fields, praising the Palestinian teachers who played a role in the educational revival in Qatar.