Doha, 23 May 2022
During hier meeting with Foreign Minister, Dhahir Zul Kamal, Qassem Lutfi, Minister of State in Charge of Cooperation with the Arab World at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was also present along with a number of directors of departments in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Al-Attiya stressed on the government support to the national institution to play its role while preserving its independence, and exchanged experience of Qatar NHRC how it works and assumes its role through the state’s support while preserving its independemce by carrying out its tasks freely and transparent.
Lotfi assured of Comoros willingness to join hands to achieve desired human rights standards. He said that at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs level, they will take the network’s proposals and observations into consideration.
He also said that he will communicate with the Comorian Committee to work on it, stressing the independence of the Committee in its work to achieve the wishes of the Comorian people, and welcoming the development of cooperation with the Arab Network of National Human Rights Institutions.
Minister, of Justice Civil Service and Administration Reforms, Jay Ahmed Al-Shanafi praised Al-Attiyah as a woman leader in society, pointing to the same context of the presidency of the Lunar Committee by a woman as well. He said that it witnesses the women progress in the Arab world.
He said the rights come from the inspiration of humanity and brotherhood. He expressed his happiness with the proposals made by the President of the Network on the law establishing the committee to be amended, stressing his support for the proposal to secure an appropriate headquarters for the Comorian Committee.
He stressed on giving the priority of human rights in Islamic countries as stipulated by Islamic Sharia.
He said that Covid-19 pandemic and current Ukraine war had an impact on human rights. He called on Arab countries to unite to live with dignity in light of these crisis.
Al-Shanafi briefed on women and children’s rights in the Comoros, explaining that these rights are protected by law and by specialized committees, including the National Human Rights Committee of Comoros.
He briefed on prisons situation in Comoros and the challenges they face in terms of prisons’ age and overcrowding.
Comoros Justice Minister briefed on the efforts of his Ministry in ordrr to protect and promote prisoners’ rights.