‘We are not participants, Qatar is our own country’

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‘We are not participants, Qatar is our own country’
Secretary of the National Assembly of Kuwait, Ouda Al Ruwaie, speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the 140th Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union at the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort and Convention Hotel yesterday. Pic: Salim Matramkot/The Peninsula

Secretary of the National Assembly of Kuwait, Ouda Al Ruwaie, has said that the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly and meetings are vital for all participating countries, and Qatar has succeeded with regards to facilitating and organising out the Assembly according to expectations. 

Addressing The Peninsula on the sideline of the 140th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and related meetings, Al Ruwaie further stated: "We are in Qatar however we are not members; we consider ourselves in our own nation." 

These parliamentary meetings are being held without precedent for a Gulf Arab nation and numerous essential points have been discussed in connection to numerous issues, regardless of whether harmony or education or the battle against terrorism and others." 

He said that the Kuwaiti parliamentary delegation had assumed a major role in coordination between the GCC, Arab and Islamic parliaments for the consideration of various crisis things that are under talk. Al Ruwaie noticed that there are additionally issues of reasonable improvement, education, women empowerment, regard for religions and minorities rights which would be examined amid parliamentary meetings. 

 

"We support the discussion on regular issues that all nations are looking as it a global parliament with 162 part member," he included. 

Ambassador of Kuwait to Qatar, Hafeez bin Mohammed Al Ajmi, said that Qatar's hosting of the 140th session of the General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) shows the certainty of the worldwide network in the capacity of the State of Qatar to get ready and organize vital universal conferences. 

"It is an imperative meeting since it is being held without precedent for a Gulf Arab nation. The nearness of designations from 162 nations and the cooperation of 2271 representatives including 80 Speakers is a demonstration of Qatar's accomplishment as far as universal organization," he said. 

In a press proclamation, Al Ajmi noticed that this meeting is being held without precedent for a Gulf Arab district and we wish more accomplishment to Qatar. 

Commenting on the speech of Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thaniz at the opening of the 140th Assembly of the IPU, the Ambassador stated: "It was a thorough discourse particularly his dismissal of the American assertion of extension of Jerusalem and the Golan Heights to Israel, which are most essential issues for us as Arab nations." 

"Likewise every one of the issues talked about by the Assembly and related gatherings are essential for all nations of the world. I trust the Assembly will turn out with an announcement mirroring the expectations of Arab and Islamic people groups on issues that worry them," he said. 

Concerning relations between two loving nations, the Ambassador stated: " there is a functioning interest of the State of Kuwait with an abnormal state parliamentary appointment headed by Speaker of the National Assembly of Kuwait Marzouq Ali Al Ghanim in the IPU Assembly." 

The Ambassador further stated: "We are glad of Marzouq Ali Al Ghanim's discourse at the session of the General Assembly of the IPU on topic 'Parliaments as stages for the advancement of instruction for harmony, security and the standard of law', when the Speaker said that he was tending to the Assembly from Qatar, one of the six pearls that make splendid Gulf pieces of jewelry."

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