Arab Quartet Boycotts Qatar’s Hosting Of Parliamentary Body Meeting

The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt have issued a statement objecting to Qatar hosting the 140th assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union next week.

The Arab Quartet has submitted a joint statement to the General Secretariat of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) during the 139th General Assembly held in Geneva, objecting Qatar’s hosting of the 140th General Assembly of the IPU, which is scheduled to be held in Doha from 6th to 10th April.

The Quartet has announced boycotting of the meeting in case it is held in Doha, unless the State of Qatar responds to the demands of the four countries to cease its support for terrorism and stop intervention in internal affairs of countries of the region.

The Quartet has further stated that Qatar has not responded to the just demands of the four countries and has continued its supportive policy for extremism, terrorism and interference in the affairs of the countries of the region, “we emphasise our non-participation in the General Assembly’s meeting referred to above,” the statement concluded.