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Shura Council Speaker discusses strengthening relations with the Inter-Parliamentary Union

رئيس «الشورى» يبحث تعزيز العلاقات مع الاتحاد البرلماني الدولي

New York: A parliamentary hearing entitled “Emerging Challenges to Multilateralism: A Parliamentary Response” was held here yesterday, in which Shura Council Speaker H E Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud participated along his accompanying delegation.

The two-day hearing, being held at UN Headquarters, addresses the new challenges facing the international community and national governments in achieving “collective action as one global governance” in tackling newly emerging challenges, such as recent challenges including climate change, migrants, refugees, sustainable development, nuclear disarmament and others.

The hearing session also aims at raising awareness among parliamentarians of the importance of multilateralism in addressing global issues and global phenomena and calling for activating the role of parliaments and parliamentarians in urging their governments to give importance to multilateral collective action through the UN as an effective means rather than individual, bilateral and regional procedures.

It was attended by the Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations, Ambassador H E Sheikha Alya Ahmed bint Saif Al Thani, and a number of members of the Shura Council.

The Speaker of the Shura Council also held yesterday a meeting at the headquarters of the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations in New York with Ambassadors and delegates of 16 non-member countries of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) on the sidelines of the parliamentary hearing which began yesterday at United Nations Headquarters.

During the meeting, the Speaker of the Shura Council called on ambassadors and delegates from the IPU non-member countries to participate with their countries in the meeting of the 140th session of the General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union to be held in the State of Qatar next April. The Speaker noted the importance of this session and the issues and topics that will be discussed which have a positive impact on the international parliamentary community.

The Speaker stressed that the broad presence of both the IPU member States and non-member States will contribute to enrich constructive discussions and dialogues during the meetings of the 140th IPU session, thus producing results and decisions that serve the peoples and nations of the world.

Meanwhile, the Speaker of met with the President of the IPU, Gabriela Cuevas Barron, at the headquarters of the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations in New York, on the sidelines of the Parliamentary Hearing session.

During the meeting, they discussed parliamentary relations between the State of Qatar and the IPU and ways of enhancing them in addition to the most important topics on the agenda of the Parliamentary Hearing session.

They also discussed the preparations of the Shura Council to host the 140th IPU General Assembly meetings and related meetings, to be held in Doha from April 6 to 10, 2019.

اجتمع سعادة السيد أحمد بن عبدالله بن زيد آل محمود رئيس مجلس الشورى، أمس في مقر الوفد الدائم لدولة قطر لدى الأمم المتحدة بنيويورك، مع سعادة السيدة جابريلا كويفلس بارون رئيسة الاتحاد البرلماني الدولي، على هامش أعمال جلسة الاستماع البرلمانية التي بدأت بمقر الأمم المتحدة أمس وتستمر يومين.

جرى خلال الاجتماع بحث العلاقات البرلمانية القائمة بين دولة قطر والاتحاد البرلماني الدولي، وسبل دعمها وتطويرها وتعزيزها، ومناقشة أهم المواضيع

المدرجة على جدول أعمال جلسة الاستماع البرلمانية.

كما بحث الاجتماع استعدادات مجلس الشورى لاستضافة اجتماعات الجمعية العامة الـ 140 للاتحاد البرلماني الدولي والاجتماعات المصاحبة لها، والمقرر عقدها في الدوحة خلال الفترة من 6-10 أبريل المقبل.

حضر الاجتماع سعادة السفيرة الشيخة علياء بنت أحمد بن سيف آل ثاني المندوب الدائم لدولة قطر لدى الأمم المتحدة، وعدد من أعضاء مجلس الشورى.;

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