Qatar Shura Council Speaker visited Christchurch, Condole with bereaved families

BYYasir Rehman


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Speaker of the Qatar Shura Council Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud at weekend visited New Zealand to convey the condolences of Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and the people of Qatar on the victims of the terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch.

Minister of Defence of New Zealand Ron Mark and Ambassador of the State of Qatar to New Zealand Saad bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud welcomed the Speaker Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud and his accompanying delegation at Christchurch International Airport, said a statement by Qatar embassy Canberra.

During his stay in Christchurch, Speaker of the Shura Council Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud met with Muslim religious leaders and conveyed the condolences on behalf of Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and the Qatari people.

During his visit to Al Noor mosque, the Speaker expressed condolences to a number of imams and sheikhs and called upon Allah Almighty to grant the victims mercy and peace. His Excellency also visited those injured in the terrorist attack in the hospital, wishing them a speedy recovery.

Qatar’s Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani also sent a cable of condolences to the Governor-General of New Zealand Patsy Reddy, expressing his strong condemnation and denunciation of the terrorist attack which took place on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.