Qatar has signed agreements with Egypt to supply fuel and basic building materials for Gaza Strip. This was announced by HE the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi in Oslo Wednesday during the ministerial meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee for Coordination of International Aid to the Palestinian People (AHLC).
In a speech before the meeting, al-Muraikhi said that Qatar, based on its principles of establishing peace and security at the regional and international levels, is working with various parties of the international community to reach a just solution that achieves peace and security in Palestine, and at the same time works to provide everything necessary for a decent life for the Palestinian people, and co-operates in this regard on an ongoing basis with the UN organisations, the European Union and various international supporters and donors.
He pointed out that Qatar has been providing many financial grants, humanitarian support projects and urgent relief intervention, in order to improve the humanitarian, economic and development situation of the Palestinian people. Al-Muraikhi added that this constituted an important factor in improving living conditions, especially in Gaza Strip, where the total amount provided reached more than $1.5bn, allocated to the sectors of health, education, housing, industry, agriculture, infrastructure projects, roads and buildings.
He noted the importance of facilitating the movement of travellers through Rafah Border Crossing, and communication between all parties to calm the situation in the region.