Shura Council Speaker, UNOCT head discuss setting up counter-terrorism office in Qatar
July 01 2020 01:59 AM
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HE the Speaker of the Shura Council Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud and United Nations Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), Vladimir Voronkov, agreed to intensify efforts to establish the programme office on parliamentary engagement on preventing and countering terrorism and violent extremism, in Qatar. This is in implementation of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) that they signed at the UN Headquarters in New York on February 17 and stipulated that the Shura Council and the UN should enter into direct  arrangements to establish the programme office on parliamentary engagement on preventing and countering terrorism and violent extremism in Qatar, and that its activities shall cover the parliaments of the world. This came during the virtual meeting yesterday between HE al-Mahmoud and Vladimir Voronkov. They discussed the completion of the procedures for establishing this office as soon as possible.



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