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May 16, 2024
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Qatar Presents A Gift To UN's International Court Of Justice (ICJ); Qatari Ambassador To The Netherlands: We Deeply Esteem The ICJ's Promotion Of International Peace

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Source: Online Platforms - "Qatari Embassy to the Netherlands on Twitter"

The Qatari government has donated to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a wooden figure of a jalbut, which is a medieval Arabian ship used for trade. On May 16, 2024, the Qatari Embassy in the Netherlands shared on its X – formerly Twitter - account a video from the dedication ceremony. Qatari Ambassador to the Netherlands Mutlaq Al-Qahtani said in a brief speech that Qatar deeply esteems the ICJ and its promotion of international peace. ICJ President Nawaf Salam said that the ship symbolizes the sea, which has historically been a "channel of communication" between cultures and civilizations.

Muttlaq Al-Qahtani: "It is a great honor and privilege to deliver this memorial on behalf of the State of Qatar. [It is] an expression of our profound respect and appreciation for the court and everyone contributing to its mission, to peace, and justice. The State of Qatar deeply esteems the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, an institution that promotes and fosters international peace. This role becomes all the more crucial in an era when the demand for peaceful mechanisms for international dispute resolutions is growing, particularly in light of the limitations of certain bodies, including the UN Security Council."


Nawaf Salam: "Ambassador Al-Qahtani, Excellencies, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen. On behalf of the court and all its members, I thank you for this wonderful wooden jalbut given by the government of Qatar."


"I want to again thank the State of Qatar for this beautiful gift, which symbolizes what the sea is. The sea has always been a channel of communication between people, cultures, and civilizations."

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