The State of Qatar has become a member of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly, the second largest parliamentary group in the world after the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
The State of Qatar's accession to the Asian Parliamentary Assembly came during the participation of HE Speaker of the Shura Council Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud and his accompanying delegation, in the first meeting of the Executive Council of the Assembly held in the Turkish city of Risa until Monday.
Heads of delegations participating in the meeting welcomed the State of Qatar's accession to the Assembly. They stressed that the presence of the State of Qatar in this regional gathering represents a qualitative addition to enhance the joint parliamentary work in the Asian continent.
HE Speaker of the Shura Council thanked all participants for their support for Qatar's membership in the Asian Parliamentary Assembly. He thanked heads of delegations for their statements that expressed the support of the State of Qatar's accession to the Assembly.
HE Speaker of the Shura Council reiterated Qatar's keenness to enhance joint action through this parliamentary organization for the good of the peoples of the Asian continent.
He pointed to the human, material and wealth potential of Asia, especially in the energy sector, which contributes to the welfare of the whole world.
HE the Speaker affirmed that Qatar will be an active a member, fulfilling the objectives of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly. Also, he thanked all States for the accession of Timor-Leste to be a contributor to this Assembly.
The Asian Parliamentary Assembly is one of the most important international forums in the world. Turkey presided over the Assembly for the 2017-2019 term at the meeting in Cambodia in December 2017.