VIENNA, September 8, 2021 (WAM) – Saqr Ghobash, Chairman of the Federal National Council (FNC), spoke today with Konstantin Kosachev, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation , ways to strengthen cooperation between the United Arab Emirates and Russia, on the sidelines of the Fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament in Vienna.
The meeting was attended by Dr Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Dr Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, head of the FNC parliamentary division at the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and member of the IPU Executive Committee; Sarah Falkinaz, member of the division at the IPU and head of the Parliamentary Friendship Committee with European Parliaments, and Afraa Rashid Al Busti, Assistant Secretary General for Parliamentary Communication.
During the meeting, the parties underlined the importance of strengthening the activities of the UAE-Russia Parliamentary Friendship Committee, noting that it is a key part of the shared priorities of the two countries to strengthen their parliamentary relations. .
They also underlined the importance of exchanging expertise and knowledge and coordinating visions and positions during parliamentary events.
Ghobash then noted the progress made in their parliamentary relations, while welcoming the key role of the Friendship Committee in their coordination and consultation on matters of common interest.
The partnership between the two countries is a model of comprehensive and strategic relations, he added, noting that Russia is a key partner of the United Arab Emirates, as they share the same principles related to the achievement of peace, security and stability, and their relationship is based on a long history of common interests, culminating in the signing of a strategic partnership agreement in 2018.
Ghobash conveyed best wishes to Valentina Matviyenko, President of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, and invited her to visit the UAE and the FNC, expressing appreciation for her invitation to to travel to Russia.
Kosachev said the UAE is one of Russia’s main strategic partners, welcoming their leaders’ mutual visits and similar visions on various priority issues, such as promoting peace, security and peace. stability, and the fight against terrorism and extremism.
In December, Russia and the United Arab Emirates will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of their diplomatic relations, through a series of activities and meetings aimed at strengthening their overall cooperation, including their parliamentary relations, he said. he adds.
He then praised the UAE for its successful efforts to host Expo 2020 Dubai during the COVID-19 pandemic, stressing that they had successfully proven their ability to overcome crises and achieve their goals.