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he con­flict in the Mid­dle East would con­tinue to pose a con­stant threat to in­ter­na­tional peace and se­cu­rity for its di­rect im­pact on many of the crises fac­ing the re­gion and the world,” he said. Af­ter briefly touch­ing on Pales­tine (in­ci­den­tally, the Pales­tinian flag was raised for the first time out­side UN head­quar­ters this year), the Emir spoke about Iraq, Ye­men, Syria and Libya and how any so­lu­tion in th­ese coun­tries “must in­clude end­ing the ex­is­tence of mili­tias out­side the le­git­i­mate in­sti­tu­tions of the State”. He also spoke in gen­eral terms about the State of Qatar's “ad­vanced pol­icy in the field of pro­tect­ing and pro­mot­ing hu­man rights”.

With the launch of post-2015 Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Goals, the As­sis­tant For­eign Min­is­ter for In­ter­na­tional Co­op­er­a­tion Af­fairs, HE Sheikh Mo­hammed bin Ab­dul­rah­man Al Thani, af­firmed that Qatar has achieved most of the de­vel­op­ment goals for 2015 and said that the state is fully com­mit­ted to achiev­ing the new goals in ac­cor­dance with its na­tional poli­cies and pri­or­i­ties.

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