Doha Conference is a momentous chance to support LDCs: Foreign Affairs Minister
The State of Qatar has expressed its optimism that the 5th United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDC5), set to commence in Doha on Sunday, will serve as a significant milestone towards fulfilling the commitments of the Doha Program of Action with respect to the LDCs. The state hopes that the conference will promote cooperation and partnerships with the LDCs, and provide a historic opportunity for all parties to reaffirm their commitment to constructive collaboration and multilateral action, as well as support the LDCs in addressing the serious challenges they face.
During the LDC5 conference, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, addressed the Summit of the Least Developed Countries Group, which was attended by the President of the Republic of Malawi and Chair of the LDC Group under the UN, Lazarus Chakwera, the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, and representatives of various countries and international organizations.
The Minister highlighted that the State of Qatar’s decision to host the LDC5 conference from March 5-9 stemmed from its belief in the necessity of focusing more on responding to the needs of the LDCs.