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Shura Council thanks Amir for attending IPU General Assembly, reviews outcome

Shura Council thanks Amir for attending IPU General Assembly, reviews outcome

Speaker of the Shura Council HE Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al Mahmoud at a meeting on Monday expressed appreciation to the Amir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani for his participation in the opening session of the 140th General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and its associated meetings, which were held in Doha from April 6 to 10.
HH the Amir addressed the session with an extensive speech that attracted an interest for its inclusion of important contents, values and principles which expressed the aspirations and hopes of the peoples from around the world and dealt with the topics on the agenda accurately and objectively, while highlighting education as the focus of the debate.
The Shura speaker briefed the Council on the important outcome of the 140th IPU General Assembly, which was the most successful in the history of the Union, especially in view of the wide and unprecedented participation totalling 160 countries.
He highlighted the statements and resolutions issued by the IPU General Assembly, particularly the Doha Declaration on parliaments as platforms for promoting education for peace, security and the rule of law.
Mahmoud thanked the heads of the parliaments who came to Doha in recognition of Qatar, respect for its leadership, confidence in its policy and in honour of its people.
He also thanked the Executive Committee of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the Governing Council, the president, its secretary-general and all its subsidiaries for their valuable efforts which had the greatest impact on the success of the meetings of the General Assembly and the associated meetings.
He also expressed appreciation to the parliamentarians who participated in the meetings and expressed their rejection of the illegal blockade against Qatar both in the General Assembly and in the gatherings held during the meetings.
The Shura speaker and President of the Organizing Committee of the General Assembly of the IPU thanked the government and all the institutions and agencies of the State which mobilised their resources and provided all the requirements for the success of the event.
He also thanked the members of the Shura Council and its staff for their performance before and during the IPU meetings.
He lauded the Organizing Committee for carrying out the tasks entrusted to it, as well as the local and international press and media which reported the discussions and outcomes of the 140th General Assembly, along with the volunteers of the Qatari Youth who contributed to the success.
The Shura Council also discussed the report of the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee on a draft law amending some provisions of Law No (21) of 2004 regarding ministers.
The Council approved the draft law and decided to submit its recommendations to the Cabinet.
Meanwhile, the Public Services and Utilities Committee of the Shura Council held a meeting under the chairmanship of its Rapporteur HE Mohammed bin Mahdi al Ahbabi.
The committee discussed a draft law amending certain provisions of the law on the prohibition of housing workers within family residential areas and decided to complete its study at its next meeting.


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