New York / Information Office / September 27
HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met with HE President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Ambassador Peter Maurer, on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
On the sidelines of the meeting, the State of Qatar and the ICRC signed a joint declaration of intent.
Under the declaration of intent, the two sides agreed that the State of Qatar would initiate a high-level dialogue with the ICRC, which would include the exchange of knowledge and experience in areas of common interest, including specific contexts and themes related to humanitarian issues.
The preamble to the declaration of intent stated that, in light of the growing urgent humanitarian needs, and recognition of the State of Qatar and the ICRC that principled humanitarian action is a public good for the entire world and recognizing the role of States in promoting respect for and compliance with international humanitarian law, the two sides reaffirmed their intention and commitment to explore areas of mutual interest and strengthen their cooperation in support of people affected by armed conflict and violence.