PM meets UNRWA chief, pledges Qatar’s support



Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani met with Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Philippe Lazzarini, at the Amiri Diwan on Monday.

During the meeting, they discussed cooperation between Qatar and UNRWA, especially in the humanitarian field in the Gaza Strip. The prime minister emphasised that Qatar will continue to support UNRWA whose responsibility has been doubled amid the current cataclysmic humanitarian situation facing the innocent civilian population in the Gaza Strip.

He stressed Qatar’s keenness to continue the unhindered and sustainable delivery of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. He also underscored Qatar’s appreciation for the critical role performed by UNRWA in helping millions of people in the Gaza Strip, West Bank, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.

The PM warned of the catastrophic consequences arising from putting the funding for UNRWA to a halt and called for separating between UNRWA as a UN agency with deep-rooted values and traditions and the claims unleashed against a handful of its personnel who are being interrogated.

For his part, the UNRWA commissioner-general expressed the agency’s appreciation for Qatar for its generous and unwavering support for UNRWA’s programmes to contribute to meeting the emergency humanitarian needs for the Palestinian brothers.






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