Qatari Prime Minister receives PAM President

Qatari Prime Minister receives PAM President

Doha, 16 June 2021 – Prime Minister of the State of Qatar, H.E. Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, received PAM President Hon. Gennaro Migliore in a courtesy meeting, along with the President of the IPU Hon. Duarte Pacheco, PAM Secretary General and the Deputy Director of UNOCT. During the meeting, an exchange of views took place on the role of parliamentary diplomacy at the regional and global levels.

In particular, for what PAM is concerned, the topics raised included recent developments in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as the socio-economic challenges and recovery efforts in the post-pandemic era.

This visit, taking place on the occasion of the opening of the new UN Counterterrorism Office in Doha dedicated to parliamentary cooperation, provided an opportunity to discuss the fate of foreign terrorist fighters and their families, held in battlefield detention camps in North Eastern Syria. Repatriation, prosecution and rehabilitation of terrorists were discussed, as well as the special needs of stateless children born to ISIL members.

The official visit of PAM to the State of Qatar is part of the ongoing process of increasing cooperation of the Assembly with Gulf countries. Qatar is an Associate country to PAM since 2019.//



Issued on: 16/06/2021


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