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141st IPU Assembly Starts with Participation of Qatar

13 October 2019



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The 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and its related meetings kicked off Sunday with the participation of HE Speaker of the Shura Council Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud, and his accompanying delegation.

HE President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic, HE IPU President Gabriela Cuevas, HE IPU Secretary-General Martin Chungong, and HE Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva Tatiana Valovaya attended the opening ceremony of the Assembly, which continues until Thursday.

Earlier, HE Speaker of the Shura Council headed the delegation of the State of Qatar at the coordination meeting of the Islamic Group accompanying the work of the 141st Assembly, which discussed several topics on the agenda of the Assembly.

The meeting adopted a common position on issues of mutual interest to the Islamic Group before the Assembly on the agenda items.

About the proposed emergency items, the meeting discussed a resolution on tackling climate change, proposed by India. It also called for the inclusion of the youth voice to address climate change, proposed by Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, and Turkey.

Several members of the Shura Council and HE Qatar's Ambassador to Serbia Sheikh Mubarak bin Fahad Al-Thani attended the meeting.