Qatar Participates in GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting in New York

New York, September 19 (QNA) – The State of Qatar participated in the 21st Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) Coordination Committee Meeting on the sidelines of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

The State of Qatar was represented at the meeting by Advisor to HE Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Official Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Majed bin Mohammed Al Ansari.

Dr. Al Ansari said, in remarks during the meeting, that combating terrorism for the State of Qatar does not merely represent a strategic priority, but rather an essential element of our national, regional and international policies, adding that Qatar is steadfast in commitment to address this global challenge comprehensively.

He stressed the importance of education in combating extremism, stating that the State of Qatar firmly believes in the transformative power of education in empowering youth and combating extremist ideologies.

He added that Qatar is actively working to strengthen educational initiatives to achieve the goal of enhancing education, and thus contributing to the global war on terrorism.

Dr. Al Ansari affirmed that education is the most powerful tool to prevent extremism and radicalism, referring to the work of the State of Qatar to provide educational opportunities for at-risk youth, and to enable them to resist the temptation of extremist ideologies.

He said that just as the state believes in the positive impact of providing education to young people, it also believes that productive work constitutes a vital deterrent against extremism. (QNA)