Those who think that we will be an alternative to Russian gas are wrong.

Speaking to Le Monde newspaper, Al Sani said that those who think that Qatar can be an alternative to Russian gas are wrong. Al Sani said that Russia is an important resource for the global market.

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamed Al Thani spoke to the French newspaper Le Monde.

Making statements regarding the agenda, Al Sani’s statements regarding the natural gas crisis between Russia and Europe drew attention.

Arguing that the sanctions imposed by Europe after the war with Russia and Ukraine further complicate things, Al Sani emphasized that Russia is an important resource for the global market.

‘We will not be an alternative to Russian gas’

According to the news of AA; In terms of energy and gas, Al Sani stated that they export energy to European countries, especially Asia, and that they will continue to export gas to these countries in the coming years, “Those who think we can be an alternative to Russian gas are wrong because Russia is an important resource for the global market.” made its assessment.

He pointed out that it is necessary to approach the issue of sanctions, which complicates things for the whole world, and that everyone is affected by the problems caused by the interruption in gas supply to the European continent.

“There are still problems that led to the Arab Spring”

On the other hand, Al-Thani said that the conditions that led to the Arab Spring demonstrations still exist and continue to increase, calling for the necessary reforms to be implemented gradually to cope with the difficulties, “Unfortunately, the deep problems of poverty, unemployment and graduate unemployment that led to the Arab Spring still exist.” made the assessment.

He stated that, on the contrary, the problems for which no solution could be found increased, and that if a solution could not be produced, the events could happen again.

“We need to give our peoples real hope”

Noting that the best way to avoid future events is to implement the necessary reforms gradually, Temim said, “We need to give our peoples real hope, not just words.” said.

“We have no relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood”

Tamim said that Qatar was criticized for its ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. “We have no affiliation with the Muslim Brotherhood. There are no members of the Muslim Brotherhood or affiliated communities on the territory of Qatar.” he said.

Stating that Qatar is an open country and many people with different views and opinions live here, Temim said, “We are a country, not a party, and we engage with countries and their legitimate governments, not with political organisations.” made its assessment.

Syria file

Tamim on the resumption of relations with the Assad regime in Syria “Every country has the right to have relations with any country it wishes, but the Arab League has decided to exclude Syria for good reason, and that reason still exists.” said.

Temim said that he is ready to participate in any meeting if there is a peace process about the future of Syria and the demands of its people, but that this is not the case at the moment. “Why do we accept a leader to commit massacres against his people and expel millions of refugees from his country? We must act seriously and put an end to the problem in Syria, the same goes for Libya. If we are not careful, we will face dire consequences.” he said.

relations with Israel

Regarding the relations of Arab countries with Israel, Sheikh Tamim said that every state has the right to establish relations with another state.

Tamim, “What is normalization with Israel? I am asking in all seriousness, are things normal in Israel? There are definitely still occupied Arab lands, there are refugees who have not been able to return to their homes for more than 70 years. There are Muslims and Christians living under a blockade in Gaza.” used the phrase.

Sheikh Tamim said:

“When the Oslo Agreement was signed between Israel and Palestine, we established official relations with Israel, we opened the Israeli trade office in Doha. However, the wars in the Gaza Strip did not end. What we need to do is to reach a peaceful solution for the Palestinian people. We must give hope to the Palestinian people and give their lands back. “We are talking to Israel and offering aid to those living in the West Bank and Gaza. I believe in a two-state solution. Palestinians and Israelis should live side by side. Unfortunately, we are still far from that.”

Gulf process

Sheikh Tamim on the blockade of his country in 2017 “I don’t like talking about the past.” He emphasized that they want to look to the future.

“We understand that perspectives sometimes diverge.” Temim said that they are preparing for the future with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and that it is their main job to pave the way for the youth in the region.

clean “Our unity and cooperation are two important elements for the whole world. The GCC is going through a recovery period after great shocks and turmoil. We are moving on the right process.” used the phrase.

World Cup

Also mentioning that Qatar will host the FIFA 2022 World Cup, Temim said, “We are the first Arab country to organize this global event. This is a very important event, especially for young people in the Arab world. We will host hundreds of thousands of fans. We want visitors to get to know our culture and visit us again.” said.

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