26 February 2018

The Human Rights Council this morning began its high-level segment, hearing addresses from dignitaries from 11 countries, who spoke about human rights concerns in a number of countries and regions around the world, national efforts to promote and protect human rights, and the importance of enhanced international cooperation in addressing current challenges.


SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN-ABDULRAHMAN BIN JASSIM AL-THANI, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Qatar, said…The Palestinian people remained under occupation. Israel was violating international law and must put an end to military force against civilians and stop its policy of settlements. Qatar called on all parties to pursue a two-State solution and put an end to the occupation. Qatar also called on all parties in Yemen to put an end to the ongoing conflict. Qatar would continue to promote human rights and pursue policies that supported the noble objectives of the Human Rights Council.


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