Coordination and cooperation as the key to lasting and successful disaster relief operations was at the center of the third annual HOPEFOR initiative conference held in the Dominican Republic, which saw government leaders, military officials and high level representatives from civil and humanitarian agencies come together to discuss how to optimize global disaster risk management. Director of the International Development Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar Ahmed Bin Mouhamad Al Marikhy spoke with South-South News about his country's role in the cooperation process.

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