Your Excellencies chairmen of parliaments of the world countries
Excellencies, members of parliaments
I am pleased to inform you all that on this Thursday the 6th of December, 2018, I sent official invitations to all the chairmen/presidents and the members of parliaments of the world countries to attend and participate in the 140th, General Assembly of the IPU and its accompanying meetings to be held in Doha, the capital of the State of Qatar from 6th, to10th, April 2019.
The Shura Council of the State of Qatar sent all the necessary information about the dates, venues of meetings and all that would facilitate the task of the participants, their reception and residence according to the traditions and norms of hospitality of the State of Qatar and its hospitable people.
I am sure that your presence and your contribution to the work of these meetings will have a profound impact on the success of this important event and will turn it into a key platform for meeting of parliamentarians from all over the world to exchange views, with intention to take historic decisions that contribute to strengthening international peace and security, to enhance the move towards a world of understanding and to strive to realize sustainable development and peace for all the peoples of the world, and as well to accomplish the lofty goals that IPU works hard to achieve.
In my name and on behalf of the Shura Council of the State of Qatar, I sincerely welcome you in Doha confirming that we will exert our utmost efforts to make your stay among us comfortable and useful, as you will have the opportunity, while honouring Doha with your presence, to closely witness the achievements of the State of Qatar and its people, under the wisely guided leadership of His Highness, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar "may Allah protect him”. You will as well witness the vast atmosphere of freedoms that the people of Qatar, the expatriates and the visitors enjoy. We will be waiting to welcome you and all the delegates in Doha.
Accept, please my highest words of affection and regards.
Ahmed Bin Abdulla Bin Zaid Al-Mahmoud
Speaker of the Shura CouncilState of Qatar