Qatar is emerging as a hub of preventive diplomacy

Qatar is now an international diplomatic hub for peace negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution. Qatar’s position was reaffirmed during the Afghan crisis.

Abdulla Shahid, President of the 76th Session and General Assembly of the United Nations General Assembly, highlighted the new role Qatar as the center of ‘preventive diplomacy’ during the Qatar Forum.

‘Qatar is at the forefront of global policy-making, promoting critical dialogue, and engaging leaders from diverse policy backgrounds and expertise to address current and emerging global challenges and advance pragmatic solutions,’

he said in his speech at the opening of the 20th Doha Forum, and added that

‘the success of Doha Forum and its emergence as a prime forum of choice for the world’s top decision-makers is also reflective of Qatar’s emergence on global platform as a key, strategic and international partner for conflict resolution, preventive diplomacy, soft power diplomacy and humanitarian assistance.’