February 21, 2014
Qatar has suggested the setting up of an Arab mechanism to enhance cooperation among the countries of the South. It will provide opportunities for exchange of experiences, successes, solutions, technologies and expertise in the areas agreed upon to build capability and capacity in the region.
This came in a speech by the Assistant Foreign Minister
H E Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi at the closing ceremony of the First Arab States Regional South-South Development Expo.
He said Qatar believes that cooperation among countries of the South would enhance their status at the global level.
He said Qatar has contributed greatly to help launch the South Fund for Development and Humanitarian Aid, and hosted conferences such as Group 77, China Summit and the second summit of Arab countries and countries of Latin America to boost cooperation among countries of the South and other regional blocs. He said the proposed mechanism stems from the importance of the expo, which has provided an opportunity for Arab countries and global and regional organizations to deepen dialogue and draw up a road map for the enrichment of the region.