Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani has pointed out that Qatar has followed the war in Ukraine with great concern, and sees the necessity of adopting constructive dialogue and diplomatic means at this critical stage to resolve the crisis.
The FM stressed the respect for the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognised borders.
This came as the FM met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany Annalena Baerbock during his visit to Germany on Wednesday.
During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and the ways to consolidate them in various fields, and discussed the latest developments in Ukraine, Afghanistan and Libya, and the Vienna negotiations on the Iranian nuclear file, in addition to exchanging views on a number of issues of common interest.
On the Afghan issue, the FM stressed the need for the international community to continue cooperation to enhance the capabilities of the Afghan people and enable them to avoid internal crises, move forward in building peace and respect human rights, especially women’s rights, provide education for women and girls, and achieve development for all segments of Afghan society, and thus contributing to strengthening security in Afghanistan and stability in the region.
In a tweet, the FM said, “Met with HE @ABaerbock to discuss strengthening our bilateral ties & exchange views on international developments. Dialogue and #preventive_diplomacy are key to #Qatar’s foreign policy & we’ll continue to work with our international partners to safeguard global peace & security.”