In the name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful
Peace be upon you,
First of all, it pleases me to welcome you to Doha, where I hope you will have a pleasant stay. And I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to His Excellency Mr. Peter Thomsen, The President of the 71st United Nations General Assembly Session for attending this event. Just as I would like to congratulate His Excellency Mr. Khalid Khairy, the Permanent Representative of the sisterly Republic of Tunisia, and His Excellency Mr. Iwan Jinja, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Romania, on their appointment as two main partners for mediation between governments on how to reform the Security Council.
Just as I would also like to thank the experts, Professor Edward Luke, Professor Ana Yang Casey, and Professor David Posco, for their efforts and for participating in this event.
Ladies and gentlemen,
The most important challenge that the world order is witnessing today is the threat to the stability of the international order, and the security and safety of its people, and it is what puts the security of the world order in a real challenge, and a difficult task to prove its advantage as a framework for our collective security in our contemporary world.
The failure of the Security Council in carrying out its responsibilities necessitates the importance of the speed of reforming the Security Council which was represented for many decades under different international circumstances, and has now become unable to process the developments that have affected the structure and interactions of the international system over the past decade.
The State of Qatar is hosting this meeting as part of its role as an active member of the international community on the basis of the broad and unanimous agreement among members of the international community that reforming the Security Council is a collective interest for the member states and for the structure of the United Nations.
After more than 20 years of discussions aimed at reforming the Security Council, it is regrettable that although everyone agrees that the process of reforming the Security Council is necessary and urgent, and despite the many initiatives and great efforts that have been made, the international community has not achieved the desired progress.
In the face of the serious challenges facing international peace and security, it is important to push forward the process of reforming the Security Council to reflect the reality of the international community in the 21st century. This will only be achieved through greater transparency in the work of the Council and its members, in accordance with standards and controls that achieve a fair balance in representation and effectiveness in its performance of functions and responsibilities.
Ladies and gentlemen,
Peace is to address all aspects of development, to strengthen institutions and education, to open up opportunities for economic recovery, political and economic integration of youth, to promote social cohesion at the heart of many violent conflicts, inequalities, violations of human rights, injustice and exclusion.
In this context, we stress the necessity and importance of the role of the United Nations Security Council in its role through the initiatives, mediation, and preventive diplomacy that the international community must establish. There are many conflicts that can only be solved through multilateral efforts. Given the enormous opportunities and challenges before us, the international community has no choice but to strive for international partnership and to strengthen the Security Council to deal with the challenges of today and the challenges that the future may impose, in order to maintain peace and security, and to build a more equitable and stable world.
Ladies and gentlemen,
There is no doubt that everyone here wants to understand and share the vision of reforming the Security Council without sticking to one opinion, and this approach will make us able to dissipate any doubts about the reform of the Security Council.
I am sure that the high level of participants will enrich the discussions of this meeting and through a good, productive discussion that you will inject new ideas into this intergovernmental process.
I would like to welcome you again to Doha, and I wish you a pleasant stay, as well as success for this meeting.
Peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you,