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Advisory Council Speaker Attends 203rd Session of Governing Council in Geneva

15 October 2018

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The 203rd session of the Governing Council accompanying the meetings of 139th General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) began here today.

HE Speaker of the Advisory Council Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud participated in the opening session, which discussed a number of issues, including proposals for the election of the president of the 139th Assembly, the financial situation of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, and the draft program and budget for 2019, in addition to the report of the IPU Secretary-General Martin Chungong on the activities of the IPU since the 202nd session of the Governing Council.

Issues related to the membership of the IPU 2017 and 2021 as well as amendments to the statute and rules of the IPU and the elections of the executive committee were also discussed.

The meeting was attended by a number of members of the Advisory Council and HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations in Geneva Ali Khalfan Al Mansouri.