H.E. Mr. Ahmed Bin Abdulla Bin Zaid Al-Mahmoud, the Speaker of the Shura Council, met today with H.E. Mr. Duarte Pacheco, Chairman of the Group of the European Parliaments, Canada, Australia and New Zealand in the IPU and the accompanying delegation.
During the meeting they discussed cooperation relations between the Council and the Parliamentary Group, which includes 48 members, representing all the parliaments of European countries, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. They also discussed ways to bolster and develop these relations in various fields of parliamentary work.
The current arrangements for the 140 Meeting of the General Assembly of the IPU and the Related Meetings to be held in Doha from 6 to 10 April, were also reviewed.
His Excellency Mr. Duarte Pacheco praised the eagerness, which he sensed of H.E. the Speaker of the Council and the officials of the Council to complete these arrangements in the best form and to provide everything that would make the 140 Meeting of the General Assembly of the IPU and the Related Meetings a successful session and to make them distinct and important platform to activate the joint international parliamentary action, to assert its role in deepening the relations between peoples and in development of international cooperation and global peace and security.
The meeting was attended by a number of officials of the Shura Council.