The Shura Council participated today in a symposium held on the sidelines of the Ninth Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNODC) in Sharm El-Sheikh, in the Arab Republic of Egypt, and continues until Dec.17.
The Shura Council was represented in the symposium entitled "The Role of Parliament and Other Legislative Bodies in Preventing and countering corruption," by HE Dr. Ali bin Fetais Al Marri, HE Nasser bin Mutref Al Humaidi, and HE Salem bin Rashid Al Muraikhi, members of the Shura Council.
During his intervention, HE Dr. Ali bin Fetais Al Marri touched on the role of parliaments in preventing and countering corruption through the various mechanisms applied in the parliamentary councils.
His Excellency stressed that the State of Qatar has taken confident and quick steps towards implementing this role in line with the directives of HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.
His Excellency pointed to the elections that the State of Qatar witnessed this year, and the establishment of the first elected Shura Council in the country's history, stressing that the Council is making every effort to achieve the aspirations of the Qatari people through parliamentary practices and performing its parliamentary role in the fields of integrity, transparency and countering corruption.
His Excellency added that the directives of HH the Amir stressed the need to countering corruption in various ways and means, and to help other countries in strengthening and supporting their ambitious anti-corruption programs.
His Excellency pointed to the advanced position that the State of Qatar occupied among the countries of the world in the field of countering corruption, indicating that this is one of the pillars and objectives of the Qatar National Vision 2030.
Several experts and parliamentarians spoke during the symposium, who discussed the role of parliaments in preventing and countering corruption, the efforts made to achieve this goal, the most important challenges it faces, and how to overcome them.