Communiqué on the first national elections in Qatar

The Pan-African Parliament (PAP), the legislative organ of the African Union, and the unifying voice of the Peoples of Africa, is delighted to learn that the national authorities in the State of Qatar have decided to open the political space by organising free national elections for membership of the Shura Council.

Africa’s Parliament expresses its support for this democratic step and conveys its sincere wishes for a successful process which strengthens citizen participation in the affairs of the State. This new era will pave the way for cooperation between the Pan-African Parliament and the representative Shura Council of the State of Qatar.

 

Hon. Bouras DJAMEL

Acting President of PAP

For the Bureau