The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamin bin Hamad Al Thani, inaugurated today in this capital the Doha Forum 2019, a space for dialogue that brings together about 250 speakers from over 100 countries.
In his opening remarks, the sovereign noted the increase in global problems such as poverty, wars, land occupation and climate change.
In his opinion, such a scenario has become fertile ground for the proliferation of mercenaries, so he urged different governments, and especially great powers, to assume their responsibilities.
In this regard, the emir highlighted the work done by Qatar together with international organizations, for example, the recent announcement to donate 100 million dollars to small island states.
Likewise, the contribution of over 600 million dollars in aid projects in different latitudes of the world, access to education for over 10 million infants through the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, and the project to empower about 5.8 million children by 2022.
As part of the session, the Regent presented the Doha Forum Prize to Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Bin Mohamad, for his commitment to diplomacy and dialogue, thereby initiating a tradition of honoring prominent personalities at this conference.
The presidents of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, from Armenia, Armen Sarkissian and El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, were also present at the opening.
Similarly, Prime Ministers of Somalia, Hassan Ali Khaire, and Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne; Vice President of Ecuador, Otto Sonnenholzner, and the head of the Presidential Council of the Government of National Agreement of Libya, Fayez Al Sarraj, as well as local and foreign officials and diplomats.
Under the motto Reimagine governance in a multipolar world, international decision makers and experts participate in the two-day event in order to propose practical solutions to global problems.
BiH’s Foreign Minister Igor Crnadak participated in a special panel dedicated to the future of Europe and the importance of the European Union, as well as its expansion into the Western Balkans.
During his presentation, the Minister stressed that the world needs a strong European Union, which is an influential strategic player and effectively solves problems, both internal and external.
He stressed that the European future is a vital issue for both BiH and the rest of the Western Balkans.
During talks with Qatari media representatives, the Minister invited representatives of all participating countries of the Forum and international companies to be more present in BiH and the region with new investments and projects.
The Forum’s program, which attracts 3,000 participants from different countries of the world and more than 250 speakers, includes a set of plenary and discussion sessions and keywords centred on global topics and issues such as migration, refugees, extremism, global governance challenges, agency wars, as well as regional cooperation mechanisms and new global balances.