Qatar participated in the annual ministerial meeting of the Least Developed Countries, on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York. The State was represented in the meeting by HE the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi. In a statement, HE al-Muraikhi explained that the Doha Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the decade 2022-2031 is of great importance and was the result of concerted efforts and the constructive participation of various parties and partners.
And he indicated that the international community, by adopting the Doha Programme of Action, sent a clear signal to the least developed countries and their people of their commitment to support them in their endeavors to build their capacities, advance their development, help them address existing challenges and overlapping crises, recover from the pandemic, and build more prosperous, inclusive and resilient societies and economies.
He added that the second part of the Fifth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries is only a few months away, adding that Qatar was proud to host in Doha during from March 5-9, 2023. He added that the meeting will present a once-in-a-decade opportunity to affirm political will and redouble efforts to transform the Doha Programme of Action, and important tools and measures, and translate them into concrete and sustainable actions.