Amir to attend IPU Assembly opening today Apr 06, 2019 0 4912 12345 QNADohaThe Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani will attend the opening of the 140th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) at the Sheraton Hotel on Saturday. The Amir will give a speech to mark the occasion.The opening ceremony will be attended by President of the IPU Gabriela Cuevas Barron, Under-Secretary for the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office Vladimir Voronkov, their excellencies speakers of parliaments, national councils, legislative councils, senates and heads of delegations participating in the assembly, members of the union’s executive committee, organisations, and regional and international unions.The Shura Council has made all necessary arrangements for the success of IPU assembly and related meetings.Shura Council Speaker HE Ahmed bin Abdulla bin Zaid al Mahmoud said he is ready to cooperate with the committee and meet all the requirements to make the assembly and meetings successful. Mahmoud said he wants to make it a milestone in the IPU history.He said the participants in the event have a chance to learn about Qatar’ heritage, the generosity of its people and to acquaint themselves with the renaissance witnessed by Qatar in all fields thanks to the wise policies of the Amir.The IPU Assembly in Doha from April 6-10 will see the largest participation of delegates in the history of its meetings outside its headquarters in Geneva.Mahmoud said the number of confirmed participants so far has reached 2,271 from more than 160 countries including 80 heads of different world parliaments. He said this large-scale participation reflects the confidence of the world’s parliament leaders in what they described as the ‘smart diplomacy of Qatar’. RELATED ARTICLES ‘Penalise reckless drivers, not vehicle owners’ Apr 06, 2019 0 3158 CO2 level highest in 3 million years Apr 06, 2019 0 982 Qatar 2022 World Cup a great opportunity for the region: Sheikha Alia Apr 06, 2019 0 2172 ‘Concerned’ UN chief leaves Libya as fears of war loom The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, says he is leaving Libya with “heavy heart and deep concern”, after holding a meeting with renegade General Khalifa Haftar who has ordered his troops to march to .. Sheikh Joaan graces Arab-German Sports Summit in Berlin Qatar Olympic Committee President HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad al Thani attended the Arab-German (AGS) Sports Summit in Berlin on Friday. The second and final day of the summit featured several seminars with the main theme .. Saudi detains supporters of women activists on trial Saudi Arabia has arrested at least nine writers and academics, including two US citizens, in an apparent crackdown on supporters of detained women activists whose trial has drawn global censure, campaigners said on .. Algerians rally for Bouteflika allies to quit, too Algerians have once again taken to the streets to demand an overhaul of the political system after their pro-democracy movement forced President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign earlier this week after 20 years in power. ..