Amir, Ma­hathir un­veil Anti-Cor­rup­tion Mon­u­ment

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His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Ha­mad al-Thani and Malaysian Prime Min­is­ter Dr Ma­hathir Mo­hamed un­veiled yes­ter­day an Anti-Cor­rup­tion Mon­u­ment in Pu­tra­jaya, Malaysia.

They also hon­oured the win­ners of Sheikh Tamim Bin Ha­mad Al Thani In­ter­na­tional Anti-Cor­rup­tion Ex­cel­lence Award in the pres­ence of UN Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral’s Rep­re­sen­ta­tive and the UN Of­fice on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Yury Fe­do­tov.

The mon­u­ment, shaped like a hand of steel, sym­bol­ises all coun­tries around the world unit­ing to com­bat cor­rup­tion. The ge­o­met­ri­cal con­fig­u­ra­tions of the mon­u­ment rep­re­sent the com­bined ef­forts of all na­tions in stop­ping cor­rup­tion. Spa­ces in the mon­u­ment rep­re­sent trans­parency.

The cer­e­monies were at­tended by for­mer Tu­nisian pres­i­dent Dr Mo­hamed Mouncef al-Mar­zouki, Malaysia’s For­eign Min­is­ter Sai­fud­din bin Ab­dul­lah, Azer­bai­jan’s Min­is­ter of Jus­tice Fikrat Mam­madov, and a num­ber of mem­bers of the Supreme Com­mit­tee to se­lect the win­ners and se­nior of­fi­cials.

The event was also at­tended by the mem­bers of the of­fi­cial del­e­ga­tion ac­com­pa­ny­ing the Amir, who later left Kuala Lumpur af­ter a work­ing visit to Malaysia.

The Amir and the ac­com­pa­ny­ing del­e­ga­tion were seen off upon de­par­ture at Kuala Lumpur In­ter­na­tional Air­port by Malaysia’s For­eign Min­is­ter Sai­fud­din Ab­dul­lah, Qatar’s am­bas­sador to Malaysia Fa­had bin Mo­hamed Kafood and mem­bers of the Qatar em­bassy.

The Amir sent ca­bles to the Malaysian prime min­is­ter ex­press­ing deep thanks and ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the hos­pi­tal­ity and hon­our ac­corded to him and the ac­com­pa­ny­ing del­e­ga­tion dur­ing the visit, which al­lowed meet­ings and the ex­change of views on is­sues of com­mon con­cern and means of strength­en­ing and pro­mot­ing the friendly re­la­tions and co-op­er­a­tion be­tween the two coun­tries in var­i­ous fields for the good and the ben­e­fit of the two peo­ples.

The Amir wished the pres­i­dent and the prime min­is­ter the best of health and hap­pi­ness, and the friendly peo­ple of Malaysia fur­ther progress and pros­per­ity.

His High­ness the Amir has since re­turned to Doha.

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