April 11, 2019
Parliamentary diplomacy and dialogue was at the forefront of the 140th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly in Qatar Doha from the 6th -10th of this month.

Over eight hundred (800) Members of Parliament (MPs) from one hundred and sixty countries convened in the world’s biggest platform, for global Parliamentary exchange.

The final Doha declaration endorsed at the Assembly, Parliamentarians underlined the critical role of education to enhance peace, security and the rule of law.

President of the IPU, Gabriela Cuevas noted that IPU is celebrating its 130th anniversary which in itself is proof of continuity and the importance of the global organization of Parliamentarians to seek effective and sustainable solutions to ensure a peaceful and inclusive future.

“Access for all to equality education is vital for all to quality education is vital to fight xenophobia, extremism and ensure viable democracies that work for all the people”

Secretary General of IPU Martin Chungong, on his part noted that it is important for the meeting to reaffirm the global role of IPU as a bridge builder between Parliamentarians.

He noted that Peace building and mediation is in the DNA of the IPU which was founded on the values of dialogue, exchange and understanding, – “130 years later, these values are still very much at the heart of what we do”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com/Qatar/Doha