Qatari Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Lulwa Al-Khater, said: “It is necessary for a just transition of power in Syria,” noting that “the return of the Assad regime to the Arab League at the present time is not appropriate.”
This came in a press statement to her during an interview published yesterday, Wednesday, by the Russian newspaper “Kommersant”.
Al-Khater added: “There are many questions about the nature of organizing the elections that the Assad regime conducted last May, especially with regard to the inability of all Syrians to vote in these elections.”
She explained that the talk is not about Qatar’s recognition of the Assad regime’s elections, but rather about recognition by the Syrians themselves, saying: “It is important that the Syrians themselves reach consensus among each other, and we will not oppose their will.”
Al-Khater stressed that her country’s approach towards Syria stems from the need for a just transition of power, the safe return of millions of Syrian refugees to their country and their non-exemption from sanctions.
She added, “The situation is very complicated, and the revolution in Syria has turned into a civil war, and resolving this situation requires time.”
She continued, “We must wait a bit and look at the progress of developments regarding the Assad regime’s return to the Arab League, pointing out that there are no differences between Doha and Moscow regarding Syria, expressing her country’s readiness to work with countries that want to join efforts to solve Syria’s problems to alleviate the situation.” humanity there.”
Al-Khater described the provision of humanitarian aid and the reconstruction of Syria as a “complicated issue” as well, and said that the international community seeks to ensure that aid will be provided through the “correct channels” and will be used effectively.
She stressed the need for humanitarian aid to reach the needy in Syria, stressing that the Qatari Red Crescent is still working in Syria in areas where it “does not face any danger,” without providing explanations.
Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani said that his country “does not see any motive to restore relations” with the Assad regime, accusing the latter of “committing crimes against his people,” stressing that the reasons for severing relations with him “still exist.”