Under the wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, the State of Qatar adopts an open economy, and its prosperity depends heavily on international trade, the economics of globalization and interdependence.
Qatar's strategy for international cooperation contributes to the achievement of the three pillars of sustainable development at the national, regional and international levels: social, economic and environmental development, in line with the 2030 Global Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar leads the policy of international cooperation and its pillars; including international development policy, where it coordinates ties with several governmental, non-governmental bodies and organizations, local and international, in line with national development plans.
The State of Qatar is proud of its Arab and Gulf membership. It is an active member of the Gulf Cooperation Council) GCC(, the League of Arab States. It also works within regional and sub-regional organizations as well as those organizations based on the protection of human rights and development for all. Qatar is also a member of organizations concerned with developing economic, political and cultural relations such as, the G77 and China, theNon-Aligned Movement (NAM) and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The State of Qatar; indeed, works on bridging the gap between the North and South through its cooperative partnership with the organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). It works side by side in crystallizing strategic visions for the current Arab issues, including the pivotal issue; the Palestinian cause and advocating the rights of the Palestinian people to regain their full rights and to adopt the peace option in the Arab-Israeli conflict, to achieve peace and security in the region.
Qatar’s driving force is its well-known civil and cultural heritage. It adopts a policy of moderation and cultural, civilizational and religious tolerance with all. Thus, it will spare no effort to spread the culture of peace, coexistence and acceptance of the other among all peoples and condemn all forms of extremism, violence and terrorism, whose roots should be addressed.
In addition of being an active member of the international organizations of the UN, the State of Qatar places its priorities in respect of international laws, charters and norms, enhancing cooperation among countries and enhancing the chances of dialogue among them. That expressed the conviction of resolving disputes in a spirit of reconciliation and understanding is civilized behavior that leads to better and lasting results. And that the achievement and maintenance of regional and international peace and security has become one of the most important goals of nations and peoples. Therefore, the State of Qatar has been and continues to work very seriously to achieve international peace and security.
Qatar National Vision 2030 states that Qatar is an active and responsible member within the international community, that contributes to the international peace and security through political, economic, developmental and humanitarian initiatives. And that Qatar's active participation in international development and humanitarian coordination agenda, besides prioritizing focus areas of its support program, including international agencies and developing and least developed countries, are all efforts that contribute to the achievement of (SDG 17) on international partnership for development, which benefits the strengthening of bilateral, regional and international political, economic and social ties, and international peace, security and human rights. It also contributes to strengthening national institutions (governmental and non-governmental), business, interests and values, as well as supporting Qatar's national security, global harmony and international peace and security. This policy helps to establish integrated and peaceful societies with strong institutions based on accountability and efficiency, where social justice prevails and is more able to provide stability, in conformity with (SDGs 11, 16), through practical initiatives and a series of processes at national, regional and global levels, including at the United Nations, in order to meet the objectives of these two important goals.