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 Qatar takes part in crime prevention meet



Qatar is taking part in the 25th session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) currently underway in Vienna with a delegation led by Major-General Dr Abdullah Yusuf al Mal, advisor to the minister of interior.

Dr Mal delivered a speech on behalf of Qatar during the high-level part of the session, in which he congratulated the session's president and members of the UN office for electing the president, announcing the Qatari delegation's support for the declaration of the Asian group and the Group of 77 and China.

He stressed Qatar's support and cooperation for the session to achieve the desired success.

He spoke about the follow up on the implementation of the outcomes of the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (Doha 2015) and preparations for the 14th edition.

Mal said the success of Doha 2015 makes the Doha Declaration a roadmap for the next five years and beyond that leads the efforts of the international family in tackling transnational organised crime, building effective, fair, humanitarian and accountable criminal justice system, strengthening the rule of law and achieving sustainable development.

The official said Qatar took the initiative to implement the recommendations of the Doha Declaration at the international level and signed in November a financing agreement for that purpose with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) that extends from 2016 to 2020.

He added that terrorism is a threat to societies, values and the future generations, noting that it is condemned in all forms and manifestations and should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilisation or ethnic group