Khalifa for inter-Arab parliament ties

ABU DHABI — The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, received at Al Bateen Palace here yesterday, Dr Mahmoud Al Abrash, Speaker of the Syrian Peoples Assembly. General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, was also present on the occasion.

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Published: Thu 10 Jul 2008, 1:35 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:08 PM

The President warmly welcomed the Syrian delegation and stressed on the need for continuous contact between Arab parliaments, adding that such contact forms part of official political interactions among Arab countries.

Shaikh Khalifa noted the important role of Arab parliaments in boosting Arab solidarity and fraternity.

He said inter-parliament contact among Arab countries is very important in unifying Arab stances on the international arena.

He added that the UAE remains committed to marching on with its parliamentary experience, which began since the founding of the federation. “We are committed to ensuring that it meet the aspirations and hope of our people,” he added.

The Syrian Parliament speaker praised the UAE President for his positive stances and for his role in boosting Arab solidarity. He cited the big positive responses generated by the visit of Shaikh Khalifa to Syria in July last year. He also cited the visit to the UAE by Syrian President Bashar Al Assad. He said the visit reflects “the commitment of the Syrian leadership to continue to be in touch with their brethren in the UAE,” adding that it also reflects the deep fraternal ties between the two countries.

He pointed out that the Syrian leadership and people have great respect and love for Shaikh Khalifa for his Arab nationalism stances.

UAE support

He cited the assistance and support the UAE gives to Syria as part of the existing spirit of fraternity and solidarity between the two countries.

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