Speaker arrives in Geneva to participate in IPU conference
Al-Ghanem to give a speech on parliamentary leadership
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.