Kuwait takes part in IPU conference in Zambia

LUSAKA, Zambia, March 19 (KUNA) — The General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) is due to hold its 134th meeting, themed “democracy renewal .. granting vote for youth,” in the Zambian capital on Sunday, with participation of a Kuwaiti delegation headed by National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim.
The three-day conference is scheduled to tackle a host of issues, namely boosting democratic institutions, examining innovative ideas for updating democratic culture, empowering youngsters to express their opinions on combating terrorism, bolstering global cooperation to confront threats against democracy and individuals’ rights.
On the event sidelines, the parliamentary human rights commission will hold a meeting, beside meetings at the level of women parliamentarians and parliaments’ general secretaries.
Speaker Al-Ghanim is scheduled to address the State of Kuwait statement during the convention.
The Kuwaiti parliamentary caucus delegation, comprising Undersecretary MP Faisal Al-Shayea, Secretary MP Humoud Al-Hamdan, members (MPs) Dr. Khalil Abul, Madi Al-Hajeri and National Assembly General Secretary Allam Al-Kandari, is scheduled to take part in the permanent committees’ meetings.
The IPU, founded in 1889, groups 167 parliaments of sovereign states. The Geneva-headquartered Union advocates global inter-parliamentary dialogue, promoting peace, cooperation and democracy. (end) fs.rk