Establishment of office of UN Counter-Terrorism Program in Doha



The State of Qatar, represented by the Shura Council, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations, represented by the Office of Counter-Terrorism, aiming at providing a framework for cooperation to enhance the role of parliaments in countering terrorism and the conditions related to this phenomenon, and to facilitate cooperation between the two sides in areas of mutual interest.
The MoU states that the Shura Council and the UN enter into direct arrangements to establish the Office of the UN Counter-Terrorism Program, which will be concerned with the parliamentary participation in preventing and combating terrorism. The office’s headquarters will be in the State of Qatar and its activities will cover the parliaments of world countries.
The MoU was signed by Speaker of the Shura Council HE Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud and Under-Secretary-General of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism Vladimir Voronkov.
Speaker of the Shura Council HE Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud underlined the role of the State of Qatar in countering terrorism, noting that the establishment of the UN office in Doha affirms the confidence of the international community in the efforts exerted by the State of Qatar under the leadership of Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to counter terrorism and address its roots and causes, highlighting the essential role of parliaments in preventing and combating terrorism in light of their basic functions in enacting legislation, setting policies, allocating budgets, monitoring government actions, and ensuring the implementation of international pledges related to terrorism.—PR

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