Speaker ar­rives in Geneva to par­tic­i­pate in IPU con­fer­ence

Al-Ghanem to give a speech on par­lia­men­tary lead­er­ship

Kuwait Times - - Local -

GENEVA: Kuwaiti Na­tional As­sem­bly Speaker Mar­zouq Ali Al-Ghanem ar­rived yes­ter­day in Geneva to par­tic­i­pate in the 139th ses­sion of the In­ter­Par­lia­men­tary Union (IPU) sched­uled on Oc­to­ber 14-18. Al-Dus­tor news net­work re­layed to KUNA that Al-Ghanem was re­ceived by Kuwait’s Per­ma­nent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the United Na­tions in Geneva Am­bas­sador Ja­mal Al-Ghu­naim, Kuwait’s Am­bas­sador to Switzer­land Bader Al-Tu­naib and a num­ber of em­bassy mem­bers from Kuwait.

Al-Ghanem will ad­dress the con­fer­ence with a speech on “Par­lia­men­tary Lead­er­ship in Pro­mot­ing Peace and De­vel­op­ment in the Age of In­no­va­tion and Tech­no­log­i­cal Change”. The Speaker and his ac­com­pa­ny­ing del­e­ga­tion will also par­tic­i­pate in the co­or­di­na­tion meet­ings of the Arab, Is­lamic and Asian groups in or­der to co­or­di­nate po­si­tions on is­sues of vi­tal im­por­tance. On the other hand, the Kuwaiti del­e­ga­tion will par­tic­i­pate in the meet­ings of the stand­ing and sub-Com­mit­tees of the Union, which will dis­cuss sev­eral is­sues in­clud­ing the role of fair and free trade and in­vest­ment in achiev­ing the goals of sus­tain­able and other top­ics. The Kuwaiti del­e­ga­tion in­cludes sev­eral par­lia­men­tary of­fi­cials.

Later, the Speaker met with Pres­i­dent of the UAE’s Fed­eral Na­tional Coun­cil Dr Amal Qubaisi. The meet­ing oc­curred on the side­line of the 139th ses­sion of the In­ter­Par­lia­men­tary Union (IPU). The two Arab par­lia­men­tar­i­ans fo­cused their dis­cus­sions on co­or­di­nat­ing Arab and Is­lamic ef­forts dur­ing the course of the IPU meet­ing. The lat­est de­vel­op­ments within the re­gional and in­ter­na­tional spheres were also dis­cussed. Kuwaiti MPs Rakan Al-Nesf, Safa Al-Hashim and Kuwaiti per­ma­nent rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the UN and In­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tion’s head­quar­ters in Geneva Am­bas­sador Ja­mal Al-Ghu­naim at­tended the meet­ing.

KUWAIT: The par­lia­men­tary del­e­ga­tion at­tend­ing the con­fer­ence in Geneva.

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