President of Armenian National Assembly to QNA: Qatar Plays Prominent Role in Promoting Peace and Security

26 January 2023

HE President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia Alen Simonyan underlined that Armenia appreciates the role of the State of Qatar in promoting peace and security in the region and the world through its continuous efforts in mediation and settling disputes in accordance with a diplomatic approach that has made it a leading global model in this field.

In remarks to Qatar News Agency (QNA) on the sidelines of his visit to the country, HE the President of the Armenian National Assembly said that the State of Qatar plays a prominent role at the regional and international levels in enhancing security, peace and stability through mediation and dispute settlement. In this context, His Excellency stressed his country's support for the Qatari efforts, and its appreciation to all endeavors aim at realizing peace and stability in the region and the world.

Commending the relations between Qatar and Armenia, HE the President of the National Assembly of Armenia noted the rapid development in the relations between the two friendly countries, stressing his country's keenness on pushing forward the bilateral relations into broader horizons and promoting them in various areas, including the parliamentary domain.

His Excellency noted that he had discussed with Qatari officials during his visit a host of topics related to parliamentary cooperation and promoting coordination in this aspect in regional and international forums, in addition to means of bolstering the economic relations which attract a great attention in light of the rapid dynamic of the economic sectors in both countries.

His Excellency added that Qatar and Armenia can link the world economically thanks to their strategic locations and distinct economic potential and capabilities, pointing to Qatar's distinguished location in the region, and Armenia's strategic location which gives it the advantage of linking between the north, the south and the east.

On the other hand, HE President of the National Assembly of Armenia Alen Simonyan applauded the Shura Council experience in the State of Qatar, noting that Qatar has chosen the right approach and adopted unique policies to promote popular participation, in line with the nature, traditions and ancient culture of the Qatari society.

On Qatar's support for parliamentary efforts in combating terrorism through the Doha-based UNOCT Program Office on Parliamentary Engagement in Preventing and Countering Terrorism, His Excellency stressed: "We appreciate this tangible Qatari role, and we highly value these initiatives to confront global challenges, including the challenge of terrorism. This is an unprecedented initiative." Concluding his remarks to QNA, HE President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia Alen Simonyan underlined that the State of Qatar presents a pioneering model in terms of building peace and achieving its lofty principles. He stressed the importance of the international efforts to build peace and stability at various levels, and the embodiment of the principles that encourage promote the achievement of this purpose, warning of the dangers of violating these principles and sacrificing them for the sake of narrow economic interests.