The Shura Council Participate in IPU's Association of Secretaries General of Parliaments Meeting

25 February 2021

The Shura Council participated Thursday in the regular meeting of the Association of Secretaries General of Parliaments of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), that was held today via video conference.

The meeting focused on exchanging expertise in terms of the structural measures and policies adopted to overcome the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting also discussed how parliaments can carry out their roles in light of the pandemic.

The Shura Council was represented in the meeting by HE Secretary-General of the Council Fahad bin Mubarak Al Khayareen, who reviewed the measures taken by the Shura Council to adapt with social distancing and other medical precautions imposed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

His Excellency also praised the Shura Council's success in overcoming all obstacles by dividing Shura Council members into different halls and conducting sessions using video conference, while strictly adhering to all medical precautions for members and all employees in the council.

The secretary-generals reviewed their own experiences in their countries, to enrich the exchange of expertise.

Afterwards, there was a discussion on creating mechanisms on exchanging expertise during epidemics and pandemics.