(MENAFN- Gulf Times) Sweden's ambassador to Qatar, Ewa Polano, said that Qatar had made great strides in implementing the objectives of sustainable development.
In a statement to Qatar News Agency (QNA), Polano said on the sidelines of her participation in a conference on sustainable development at Qatar University yesterday that Qatar had been able to make a lot of developmental and legislative achievements.
She lauded the strong ties of friendship between Qatar and Sweden as well as the two countries' ambitious agenda for implementing the global sustainable development goals, pointing to the existence of many co-operative and development areas in which the two countries work together.
The ambassador explained that the achievements and reforms achieved by Qatar over the last year and so far, have been very impressive, pointing to what has been achieved in many areas such as food security and logistics, the new port, new road systems and human rights.
She touched on the mutual visits and co-operation agreements signed and anticipated between Qatar and Sweden in various fields.
Polano affirmed that the two countries can do a lot together and share knowledge, especially as Sweden occupies the highest rank in all areas of development.
She added that both countries are highly progressive, dynamic, ideal partners and therefore deserve the best.
Polano stressed that Qatar, despite the siege, has been able to meet its external development and humanitarian commitments, pointing out in this regard to Qatar's support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). The ambassador said: 'We know that they are focusing on sustainable economy and shift away from oil and gas only to a diversified economy and knowledge-based economy.
Gulf crisis has lead to Qatar taking a huge leap forward.
Polano also praised Qatar's diplomatic skills and approach to the crisis as well as its success in creating strong partnerships around the world.
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