The State of Qatar, since its independence and out of its historical, political and national commitment, is following a policy that is based on the unification of destiny and goal of the Gulf, Arab and Islamic states. This consolidates cooperation with all neighboring, friendly peace loving countries in a context of mutual respect and common interests, promotes and serves international peace and security, thus achieving prosperity for all countries and peoples.
Since its independence and through the clear goals of its foreign policy Qatar has gained respect and appreciation on various levels as it is distinguished with its insight and coping with the latest changed events and different political developments in the world.
This role was clearly formulated since H.H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani came to power, as the Qatari diplomacy was based on a number of solid foundations including:
- Adhering to the rights of sovereignty of the state and non interference in internal affairs and refraining from axis policy.
- Adhering to the rules of international legality and coping with international changes and developments or adapting to them.
- Adopting the philosophy of “Pragmatic Diplomacy” and accepting consequences of contributing to the regulation of peace and rejecting to resort to force in solving conflicts.
The Qatari diplomatic and political movement in the Arab world is based on its deep and firm conviction that mainly aims at unifying stances towards crucial issues, discarding differences, supporting Arab solidarity, adopting the principle of dialogue and giving priority to the national interests. Qatar is keen on effectively participating in all issues and challenges that confront the gulf region. It further attaches great importance to supporting the march of the GCC. Qatar also exerts strenuous efforts to help achieve Arab solidarity and build channels of confidence and communication among Arab States.
Qatar also underlines the importance of the peaceful settlement of disputes between states. At the international arena, Qatar supports the United Nations efforts and acts to exchange relations with all the peace-loving states and peoples.