UN to open counterterrorism programme office in Qatar

UN challenge additional cements Doha’s stance towards accusations by regional rivals that it helps ‘terrorism’.

The United Nations and Qatar have finalised an settlement to ascertain an workplace in Doha for a UN counterterrorism programme.

The UNOCT Programme Workplace on Parliamentary Engagement will function a hub for analysis, data, and capacity-building, leveraging on innovation and partnerships to boost assist to parliamentarians worldwide, in keeping with a joint assertion issued after the signing on Wednesday.

The settlement was signed by Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud, speaker of Qatar’s Shura Council, and Vladimir Voronkov, under-secretary-general of the UN Workplace of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT).

“Qatar is making each effort to help parliamentarians worldwide of their noble job to save lots of humanity from the scourge of terrorism,” Al Mahmoud stated.

He stated preparations are below strategy to open the workplace and set an motion plan in cooperation with the UN.

Vornkov, for his half, appreciated Qatar’s function in combating terrorism.

The counterterrorism challenge with UN improvement additional cements Doha’s stance towards accusations by regional rivals that it helps “terrorist” teams.

Qatar has persistently denied the allegations that have been raised by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt once they severed diplomatic relations with Doha and imposed a land, sea, and air blockade in 2017.