Qatar stresses on need for global environment pact


This came in a speech given by the Minister of State for International Cooperation and Acting Minister of Business and Trade, H E Dr Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah, before the Seventh Session of the WTO Ministerial Conference in Geneva.

The Minister said that in order to achieve this goal which is the development of efficiency and performance of the organisation efforts must be based on the WTO’s basic principles (full participation, inclusiveness and transparency). Dr Al Attiyah called on the WTO to ensure the participation of all states in the activities of the organisation, pointing out that there are many countries that their membership are still being discussed, including seven Arab countries.

He also stressed the need for the adoption of Arabic language as one of the official languages used in the World Trade Organisation. With regard to the Doha Round, he said that Qatar is renewing and reaffirming the desire and support to end the round of negotiations, named after the Qatari capital.

He said that the Emir H H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani had earlier called on the international community to embrace natural gas and clean technology as support of economic, social and environmental development.


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