Speaker Al-Ghanim calls on IPU to work towards ending conflicts

National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim speak at the 140th Assembly of the IPU held in Doha.

National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim called on the Inter- Parliamentary Union (IPU) to take serious measure to resolve conflicts around the world.

The remarks were made during Al-Ghanim’s speech at the 140th Assembly of the IPU held in Doha, Qatar on Sunday. Al-Ghanim affirmed the need for more efforts to fight terrorism, adding that the terrorist attack on the two mosques that left many dead and wounded in New Zealand weeks ago is a reminder that terrorism has no religion.

He hailed the support of New Zealand government, especially Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who stood by the victim’s families. In this context, Al-Ghanim spoke of the Al-Sadiq Mosque terrorist attack that happened in Kuwait a few years ago.

He stressed on Kuwait’s strong stance against terrorism and extremism of all forms. Meanwhile, he spoke of the failure of the international community to end over 70 years of “Israeli terrorism against Palestinians.”

He affirmed Kuwait’s refusal of the recent US decision to recognize Syria’s occupied Golan as “Israeli territories,” saying that it will further destroy “the peace process.”