22 October 2017 - PUIC Desk
The PUIC held its regular consultative meeting on the sidelines of the 137th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). The meeting took place on Saturday 14 October 2017, before the inauguration of the IPU Assembly, under the chairmanship of H.E. Dr. Salim al-Jaoubouri, Speaker of the Council of Representatives of Iraq. The meeting was attended by H.E. Mr. Marzouq al-Ghanim, Speaker of the National Assembly of Kuwait, and H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Ahmed Omer, Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of the Sudan, as well as a large number of representatives of Member Parliaments.
At the outset of the meeting H.E. the PUIC Secretary General presented a brief report on the proposed emergency items, and also on the subject of the election of the next IPU President. The attendees debated those issues, especially the emergency item. As the delegations of the Kingdom of Morocco, United Arab Emirates, State of Kuwait, Islamic Republic of Iran, People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the Republic of Sudan offered proposals on the crisis of the Rohingya Muslims, it was decided to constitute a committee to integrate these proposals into a unified proposal to be submitted in the name of these six parliaments. Turkey jointed those who proposed this item. The Proposal on the emergency item was submitted on behalf of these Parliaments. In the plenary Session this proposal got the biggest number of votes, and was chosen as an emergency item on the agenda of the 137th Assembly of the IPU.