HE Speaker of the Shura Council Ahmed bin Abdulla bin Zaid Al Mahmoud met on Monday evening with Their Excellencies ambassadors and heads of diplomatic missions accredited to Qatar, within the framework of the ongoing preparations for the convening of the 7th Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) Global Conference, which will be held in Doha from 9 to 10 December. The Conference will be attended by parliamentarians from 106 countries and 63 national branches around the world.
During the meeting, HE Speaker of the Shura Council explained that Qatar's hosting of this important international conference comes out of its belief in the need to work hard to combat the scourge of corruption in the world because it represents a grave danger to the future of nations and their progress and the welfare of peoples as well as providing them with a decent life. He added that the hosting of the conference comes in conjunction with the efforts of HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani in the field of combating corruption and establishing transparency and good governance, where HH the Amir dedicated an international award in the name of His Highness in the fight against corruption.
HE Ahmed bin Abdulla bin Zaid Al Mahmoud expressed his aspiration to receive parliamentarians from around the world in Doha at the conference, stressing the importance of diplomatic work in mobilizing participants and in the success of the conference and its output with the desired results that contribute to the fight against corruption, promote transparency, and principles of good governance.