‘Promoting global peace not UN’s duty alone’

May 29, 2019
91 Views

A multilateral diplomat, Dr. Babafemi Badejo, has hailed the peace moves initiated by a Bahraini leader to Qatar, saying it accorded with the Ramadan spirit.

According to him, preventing the scourge of conflicts and wars through the waging of peace is not for the United Nations (UN) alone.

“Waging of peace through prevention of wars and managing conflicts towards de-escalation should be a major preoccupation of all human beings and states,” he said.

Read Also: Language, terrorism, and global peace

Badejo, a former UN senior official who consults for the African Union (AU), said the peace move in the Gulf during “the tense military buildup” is laudable.

He said in a statement: “The spirit of Ramadan had inspired an unexpected call by the Prime Minister of Bahrain, Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa, on May 6, 2019, to the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

“This is in spite of the cold war between Qatar on the one hand, and the alliance of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain on the other. New and welcomed developments are the invitations from King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Guardian of the two Holy Mosques to the Emir of Qatar to attend meetings of the Gulf Cooperation Council on May 30, and the League of Arab States on June 1 in Mecca.”

Badejo noted that Qatar has been accused of interference in the internal affairs of its neighbors, an accusation that Qatar denies.

“Things came to a head five years ago when Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain withdrew their Ambassadors from Doha, Qatar. Though some attempts, including an agreement shrouded in secrecy were reached, the problem of lack of trusts persisted until the new and stronger resolve of the Saudi led alliance that includes Egypt to ostracize and blockade Qatar in 2017.

You may be interested

N60billion notes’ printing: PDP Governors’ Forum clash with APC governors, Central Bank over
News
1 views
News
1 views

N60billion notes’ printing: PDP Governors’ Forum clash with APC governors, Central Bank over

Webby - April 18, 2021

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party on Sunday knocked their counterparts from the All Progressives Congress…

Rivers LG polls: SDP calls for cancellation, resignation of RSIEC chairman
News
News

Rivers LG polls: SDP calls for cancellation, resignation of RSIEC chairman

Webby - April 18, 2021

From TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt The Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Rivers State, has rejected and called for the cancellation…

Why I’m in pain, Pastor Adeboye reveals, visits another Nigerian governor, photos emerge
News
2 views
News
2 views

Why I’m in pain, Pastor Adeboye reveals, visits another Nigerian governor, photos emerge

Webby - April 18, 2021

- Pastor Enoch Adeboye has expressed deep pain over the kidnap of traditional heads in Nigeria, especially in the southwest…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.