Emirates News Agency – Saqr Ghobash meets Speaker of Turkish Parliament

ISTANBUL, 20th June, 2022 (WAM) — Saqr Ghobash, Speaker of the Federal National Council (FNC), and Mustafa Şentop, Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, during a meeting, discussed their friendship and parliamentary cooperation and ways to strengthen their coordination and exchanged points of view on areas of common interest.

The meeting took place on the sidelines of the Global Parliamentary Conference currently taking place in Turkey, under the theme “Parliaments and Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees: How to Strengthen International Cooperation and National Implementation?”.

Some members of the FNC and the Grand National Assembly of Turkey were present.

Ghobash thanked şentop for the invitation to attend the conference, stressing the importance for parliamentarians for discussing the subjects raised during the event. He also underlined the FNC’s desire to strengthen his parliamentary relations with the Turkish parliament, which are major engines of the strengthening of bilateral relations between the two countries.

He then affirmed the significant progress of the bilateral relations between the UAE and Turkey and their constant concern to improve them further, noting the visit of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to Turkey in November and the visit of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey, in the United Arab Emirates in February 2022.

Şentop extended his best wishes to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on his election as President of the UAE, noting that bilateral relations between the two countries are witnessing significant development.

He then underlined the willingness of the Turkish Parliament to cooperate with the FNC, as well as to organize other meetings and events between the friendship commissions and other specialized commissions, in order to encourage parliamentary visits.

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