The presence of intellectuals, political leaders, economists, social scientists and specialists of different branches enriched today the 15th edition of the Doha Forum, with scathing criticism of the double standards prevailing in international relations.
The American Reverend Jesse Jackson, who has already attended the previous events in the capital of Qatar, discussed humanitarian issues and the role of culture in the world arena with the qatari Minister of culture, arts and heritage Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kuwari.
The former U.S. presidential candidate participates in the 15th Doha Forum, in the Conference Enrich the future of Middle East, attended by hundreds of delegates from more than 30 Nations. Both events coincide in this capital.
The Qatari Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mohamed bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi, also held conversations, separately , with the Deputy Foreign Ministers of Malaysia Hamzah Zainuddin; Myanmar, U Thant Kyaw; Brazil, Paulo Cordeiro, and the former Deputy Head of the Italian diplomacy Adolfo Urso.
There are other personalities present in Doha on the occasion of the Forum :the Iraqi Vice President Iyad Allawi, the somali Prime Minister, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, and Tunisian former president Moncef Marzouki.
In the opening of the event in this capital, the Prime Minister and Qatar Minister of Interior, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, deplored the failure of the UN Security Council on pressing Israel for sanctions, as it has been done with haste against other countries.
He described as abominable the Security Council total lack of responsability in assuming its moral and legal responsibilities to maintain international peace and security, to end the policy of Jewish settlements, oppression and destruction, arrest and locking of Israel against Palestine.
“The Council did nothing with respect to such Israeli practices and neither pressured or threatened to impose sanctions on Israel”, he stressed. The Prime Minister also lamented the worsening of the crisis in Syria, Yemen, Libya and other countries of the area.
The tranquility in the region, he predicted, only will be real when the Palestinian people could be allowed to enjoy its rights, including the establishment of its own independent State with Al - Quds Al - Sharif (as the Arabs call Jerusalem) as its capital, within the 1967 borders.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani warned that this attitude only damages the international community credibility and stressed that there will not be peace or stability in the Middle East as long as the occupation of Arab territories by Israel persists.