Monday, June 24, 2024
Today's News
Monday, June 24, 2024
Today's News

Qatar does not advocate ‘forgive and forget’ for Russia, foreign minister says after colleague’s controversial remarks

Qatar does not advocate ‘forgive and forget’ for Russia, foreign minister says after colleague’s controversial remarks

” Qatar has a very clear political position on this: we do not accept the invasion of an additional nation,” Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani told CNBC.

He maintained that it was up to Europe to determine its energy future.

Qatari Foreign Preacher Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani on Tuesday showed up to deal with a questionable statement his fellow preacher made over the weekend concerning Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, Qatar’s energy priest and also head of the state gas business, stated he made certain Russian gas would ultimately flow back to Europe, as the Continent would certainly “forgive and fail to remember” Moscow for its intrusion of Ukraine.

” We’re all blessed to need to be able to fail to remember as well as to forgive. As well as I think points get mended with time … they learn from that situation as well as most likely have a much bigger diversity [of energy intake],” al-Kaabi claimed on Saturday, throughout a power online forum in Abu Dhabi.

The remark stimulated anger and also came just as a Russian missile strike killed a minimum of 40 civilians in a property neighborhood of Ukraine’s Dnipro.

Asked by CNBC’s Hadley Gamble if al-Kaabi’s remark was the official placement of Qatar, Al Thani stated:

” Well, it’s not really. First of all, politically speaking, when we are discussing the scenario as well as the war, Qatar has a very clear political stance on this: we don’t approve the invasion of another nation. We don’t accept harmful by force or using pressure, we don’t accept private citizens to be hurt. And also we have actually been showing this throughout our ballots within the United Nations.”

He added, “Our message to the Russians, to the Ukrainian has been constantly … these type of differences and also differences should not be resolved in a combat zone, they need to be solved via discussion.”


Europe has actually long been Russia’s biggest customer for many energy products, particularly natural gas materials. EU nations have drastically lowered their imports of Russian energy products, slapping sanctions in reaction for Moscow’s full-scale intrusion of Ukraine.

The cut in imports has actually increased energy expenses for Europe, sending out leaders as well as oil as well as gas executives to seek out brand-new sources of energy as well as alternative supplies.

Al Thani maintained it was up to Europe to determine its power future.

” Actually it is the European choice,” he said. “At the end of the day, from our point of view as well as our policy, as state of Qatar, we never ever politicize the energy. We see that food, medicine, power, those are things that need to be safeguarded, because they are for the people, they are except the government or for political reasons.”

He added that Europe’s concerns aren’t solely the result of the battle, however claimed the problem had accelerated the Continent’s power difficulties.

” It has been for a long time, plans … were not reasonable,” the preacher said, indicating an excitable energy change that discounted the significance of nonrenewable fuel sources while relying too very on renewables.

Qatar has become a vital different source of natural gas for Europe. In late November, QatarEnergy and ConocoPhillips
signed arrangements to export 2 million lots of liquified natural gas annual to Germany for at the very least 15 years, starting in 2026.

Qatar keeps good relationships with Russia. Its $300 billion sovereign wide range fund, the Qatar Investment Authority, owns about 19% of Russian oil titan Rosneft and plans to proceed investing in the nation.

Last Updated:  17 January 2023

INTERVIEW

Celebrities
In case you missed it

Top picks from The Times, recommended for you

Culture & Life Style
Teenage NYC boy beaten unconscious by group who stole his Air Jordan sneakers
13 Jan 2023
Teenage NYC boy beaten unconscious by group who stole his Air Jordan sneakers
Air Jordans are highly desired tennis shoes A 16-year-old child is recouping after being beaten subconsciously on a Manhattan road by a group that stole his Air Jordan tennis shoes.…
READ MORE
Miss Universe Bahrain Evlin Khalifa wears abayas as beauty pageant begins
Miss Universe Bahrain Evlin Khalifa wears abayas as beauty pageant begins
Evlin Khalifa has said she is devoted to clothing modestly…
READ MORE
The best way to comfort someone when they’re sad
The best way to comfort someone when they’re sad
A limited yet growing body of study recommends that a…
READ MORE
UAE: Hospital announces free support for cancer patients
UAE: Hospital announces free support for cancer patients
Cleveland Center's Angel Program to be initially turned out for…
READ MORE
The biggest movies coming your way in 2023
The biggest movies coming your way in 2023
‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3’  The pop-culture behemoth that…
READ MORE
The Worlds Times Cooking Recipes, advice and inspiration for any occasion.
Entertainment
Christina Karam hits winning note with songs for Egypt
Christina Karam hits winning note with songs for Egypt
Increasing celebrity uses music to advertise country's appeal in 'Egypt Deserves' project A rising star…
Miss World: A brief history, including controversies, criteria and famous winners
Miss World: A brief history, including controversies, criteria and famous winners
The contest, established in 1951, is the longest-running worldwide charm contest Model from around the…
Rihanna dons custom Alaia coat for Super Bowl performance, reveals pregnancy
Rihanna dons custom Alaia coat for Super Bowl performance, reveals pregnancy
Pop as well as R&B super star Rihanna made a grand go back to the…
Georgina Rodriguez is the new face of Italian luxury label Elisabetta Franchi
Georgina Rodriguez is the new face of Italian luxury label Elisabetta Franchi
DUBAI: Argentine version Georgina Rodriguez, who now stays in Saudi Arabia, is the new worldwide…
‘Paper Planes’ rapper M.I.A. joins Wireless Abu Dhabi line-up
‘Paper Planes’ rapper M.I.A. joins Wireless Abu Dhabi line-up
British rap artist M.I.A. is the most recent enhancement to the line-up set to descend…
1309 Studios founder Ghada Al-Subaey talks Arab representation, dressing Georgina Rodriguez
1309 Studios founder Ghada Al-Subaey talks Arab representation, dressing Georgina Rodriguez
Qatar-based ready-to-wear label 1309 Studios, started by business owner Ghada Al-Subaey, has actually been garnering…
‘More like Annabel’s’: London law firm seeks to redress dress code
‘More like Annabel’s’: London law firm seeks to redress dress code
Vardags recommends personnel to be 'wildly magnificent as well as express yourselves fully' with their…
Miss Universe Bahrain stands out in burkini for swimsuit round
Miss Universe Bahrain stands out in burkini for swimsuit round
The preliminary competition will identify which entrants make it to the semi-finals Miss Bahrain Evlin…
In need of spotlight, Hollywood welcomes back tarnished Golden Globes
In need of spotlight, Hollywood welcomes back tarnished Golden Globes
Standup comic Jerrod Carmichael hosted the 80th Worlds ceremony, discarding the normal monologue (zingers regarding…
Golden Globe Awards 2023: Check Full List of Winners
Golden Globe Awards 2023: Check Full List of Winners
Golden World Honors 2023 Full Checklist of Winner: The 80th Golden Globe Honors event has…
Country
Mauritania
Mauritania News
UAE
UAE News
Egypt
Egypt News
Oman
Oman News
South Arabia
South Arabia News
Jordan
Jordan News
Qatar
Qatar News
Kuwait
Kuwait News
Bahrain
Bahrain News
Iran
Iran News