The 16th Doha Forum organized by Qatar’s foreign ministry, was attended by heads of state from South Africa, Afghanistan, Yemen, Mauritius, and Niger, as well as Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General.
The 16th Doha Forum has wrapped up with speakers from around the world touching on issues ranging from global and regional security to conflict resolution and climate change.
The Doha Forum on Monday hosted an Opening Keynote Session on' Energy: Global Status and Challenges' featuring the opportunities to overcome the energy crisis in the world.
The session was chaired by Pakistan's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Dr. Syed Tauqir Shah.
The Doha Forum on Sunday hosted a Session on Security, which brought together a number of UN officials along with Foreign and Defense ministers and discussed the regional situation and means to meet the global challenges.
DOHA: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon urged regional and international powers to push Syrian warring parties to engage in talks on a political transition to end their country's “nightmare”.
“United Nations special envoy (Staffan de Mistura) continues to work intently with the parties towards meaningful talks. We need a full and immediate cessation of hostilities. Just as important we need to begin discussions on the transition ,” Ban told the Doha forum for democracy and development in the Qatari capital.
Honorable Ministers, Excellencies, Mr. Moderator, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,
It is a great honor to address the first plenary of the Doha Forum on the theme of regional and global peace and security.
Your Highness Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar,
Your Excellency Ms. Ameenah Gurib, President of Mauritius,
Your Excellency Mr. Mahamadou Issoufou, President of the Republic of Niger,