Amal Al Qubaisi discusses parliamentary cooperation with Chairman of Gulf-French Friendship Committee

ABU DHABI, Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council, FNC, and Senator Jean-Marie Bockel, Senate Member and Chairman of the Gulf-France Friendship Committee, discussed the means of strengthening the parliamentary cooperation between the UAE and France.

Dr. Al Qubaisi and Bockel discussed the bilateral relations between their countries and highlighted the importance of establishing a friendship committee between their parliaments, with the aim of promoting overall cooperation and supporting various organisations in both countries.

Al Qubaisi highlighted the key role of parliamentary organisations and the importance of advancing parliamentary diplomacy and participating in the international efforts to combat terrorism and extremism, as well as promoting communication and cooperation among communities.

She also noted the advanced bilateral relations between the UAE and France and the fact that the Louvre Abu Dhabi is a symbol that embodies their relations, as well as their common values, principles and social connections.

Bockel praised the role of the UAE and FNC in international parliamentary events while valuing the active participation of Emirati women in various sectors of the country, which reflects the vision of the UAE’s leadership to empower them.

He added that there are significant cultural projects that were launched through the cooperation between their countries, such as the Louvre Abu Dhabi and Sorbonne University while stressing that the UAE is a role model for Arab countries and the Middle East in many areas and praising their bilateral relations, as well as expressing his senate’s desire to strengthening its cooperation with the FNC.

He also lauded the UAE’s role in supporting peace and stability, promoting tolerance around the region and the entire world, and combatting terrorism and extremism.

Establishing the Ministry of Tolerance expresses the values that the UAE aims to defend, Bockel further added while praising the country’s social and economic development model, its efforts to achieve regional and international security and stability, its humanitarian and development assistance, and its support for refugees causes.

The meeting was attended by FNC members and other officials.

Source: Emirates News Agency