Qatar Welcomes UN Security Council resolution Calling for Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza during Ramadan

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Doha - Media & Communication Dept. - March 25, 2024

The State of Qatar welcomes the Security Council resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza Strip during the holy month of Ramadan, and hopes that it will be a step towards a permanent cessation of hostilities in the Strip, especially in light of the catastrophic humanitarian conditions which civilians, including children and women are suffering from.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stresses the need to comply with the implementation of the resolution, especially stopping the hostilities, facilitating the urgent and unhindered entry of humanitarian aid to all areas of the Strip, and positively engaging in the ongoing negotiations. In this context, the Ministry reaffirms the continuation of mediation by the State of Qatar in cooperation with its partners to stop the war on Gaza and address its humanitarian repercussions.

The Ministry expresses the State of Qatar’s hope that the vote of 14 countries in favour of the resolution will constitute a fundamental shift in the international community's awareness of the seriousness of the tragic situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Gaza Strip in particular, thereby enhancing international efforts to apply the two-state solution and resume the peace process on the basis of international resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterates the State of Qatar’s firm position in support of the legitimate rights of the brotherly Palestinian people, foremost of which is their right to establish their independent state on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.