People At The Centre Of Qatar's Development Agenda: Minister

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) QNA

Doha: Minister of Social Development and Family H E Maryam bint Ali bin Nasser Al Misnad affirmed that social work is the pillar of every advanced society that seeks to achieve prosperity for its people.

She stressed that Qatar places humans at the centre of its attention and the basis of its development movement, as it believes that the human is the real source of wealth, the engine of history, and the builder of civilizations.

The Minister addressed the opening session of the 42nd high-level meeting of the Council of Arab Ministers of Social Affairs, held under the theme 'The Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Multidimensional Poverty: Further Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for the Sustainable Development Plan and Beyond'.

The minister also stressed that Qatar will spare no effort to extend a hand of cooperation with its Arab brothers to deepen joint action in order to achieve prosperity for the Arab citizen and enhance its stability. She added that during the World Cup, we have learned that nothing could prevent us from achieving our aspirations and hopes. This historical event has inspired us to change the stereotype about social work, as it is merely charitable work, rather, it is a comprehensive development work that moves the citizen to a position of independence and the ability to produce, and to join the process of development and growth.

She said that the meeting held in Doha yesterday aims to overcome any obstacles or social challenges that may face groups of society, especially persons with disabilities, affirming that Qatar, under the leadership of Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, was keen to translate its pledges towards supporting the noble international efforts striving towards this goal, stressing that the eradication of poverty in all its dimensions is a priority for the country's efforts, based on Article 7 of the Permanent Constitution of the State of Qatar, which emphasises cooperation with peace-loving nations.

The minister emphasised that yesterday's meeting is evidence of the keenness of all participants to reach social work to its fullest goals, which contribute to human prosperity and ensure a decent life.


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