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Davos 2022: Qatar says world must resolve all ‘forgotten or ignored’ conflicts

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H.H. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar and Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum. Image: World Economic Forum / Mattias N

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  • H.H. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar, addresses Davos 2022, Monday 23 May.
  • Says global aggression is on the rise and has reached its peak in the current conflict in Ukraine.
  • Reminds the world that it is only through unity that we can overcome conflict.

In his first-ever appearance at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, H.H. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar, urged world leaders to repair the framework for peace.

Qatar calls for resolution of 'forgotten or ignored' conflicts

He called attention to the 'forgotten or ignored' conflicts around the world, reminding participants that the world has a common destiny, which requires global cooperation and partnership so we can all live together in peace.

Klaus Schwab, the Forum's Founder and Executive Chairman, welcomed the Sheikh's participation at Davos 2022, saying that Qatar "is a small country with big influence". The Sheikh acknowledged Qatar's role on the global stage and expressed his excitement that Qatar will host the World Cup for the first time later this year.

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Aggression on the rise

He noted that global aggression was on the rise and was at its peak in Ukraine. He said Qatar was ready to contribute to every regional and international effort to find an immediate peaceful solution to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.


Framework for peace

He spoke about economic recovery but said that recovery would only happen after the world examined, repaired and enforced its framework for peace.


Forgotten conflicts

The Amir of the State of Qatar called on leaders to remember the world's 'forgotten or ignored' crises and seek diplomatic solutions with the same laser focus that is being applied to Ukraine.


Sports destination

The World Cup 2022 that'll be hosted by Qatar will be the first major sporting event with full attendance since the drawing back of the pandemic restrictions in many places around the world. "I'm happy that we will unite the world and bring people together again," the Sheikh said. It is also the first time such a mega sporting event will be held in the Middle East.


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