UAE body lauds Saudi Arabia’s efforts at enhancing security

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UAE body lauds Kingdom’s efforts at enhancing security, development
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UAE body lauds Kingdom’s efforts at enhancing security, development
Updated 17 January 2019

UAE body lauds Saudi Arabia’s efforts at enhancing security

  • “The Kingdom acts as a safety net for the Arab and Islamic worlds,” says Federal National Council chair

JEDDAH: A prominent member of the UAE Federal National Council (FNC) has praised the Kingdom’s efforts at enhancing security and development.

Amal Al-Qubaisi, FNC chairperson and speaker, met with members of the Saudi Shoura Council during a delegation visit to the UAE headed by Ahmed Al-Ghamdi, deputy chairman of the Saudi-Emirati Parliamentary Friendship Committee.

Al-Qubaisi reiterated that unity on various regional and international issues enhances security and stability.

“The Kingdom acts as a safety net for the Arab and Islamic worlds,” she said during a meeting at the FNC headquarters in Abu Dhabi. “King Salman is a father figure to both the Saudi and Emirati people.”

Al-Qubaisi said Saudi-Emirati strategic relations are reflected in coordination efforts between the Shoura Council and the FNC and commended the work of Shoura Council Chairman Abdullah Al-Asheikh.

Al-Ghamdi said strong fraternal relations between the two countries would strengthen regional unity and counter foreign actors attempting to sow the seeds of discord.

He also reiterated that the two nations share a common history, lineage and culture.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed ways that the council and FNC could enhance parliamentary relations.

The delegation also met with the Gulf Cooperation Council Parliamentary Friendship Group, which was headed by Mohammed Al-Ameri, chairman of the FNC Defense, Interior and Foreign Affairs Committee. FNC Secretary-General Ahmed Al-Dhaheri was also present at the meeting.

Delegation members also partially attended a regular FNC session, in which they got a glimpse into the council’s day-to-day operations.


DiplomaticQuarter: Saudi Arabia, UAE discuss enhancing human rights cooperation

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DiplomaticQuarter: Saudi Arabia, UAE discuss enhancing human rights cooperation

RIYADH: The UAE’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia met the president of the Saudi Human Rights Commission (SHRC) and discussed ways of enhancing bilateral cooperation, especially in the field of human rights.

The SHRC president, Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad, highlighted the Kingdom’s efforts under the leadership of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in supporting human rights.

He talked about developments in the Kingdom, in addition to the steps taken toward putting citizens front and center to achieve the goals in the country’s Vision 2030 reform plan. 

Ambassador Sheikh Shakhbut bin Nahyan Al-Nahyan reviewed the UAE’s efforts in protecting and promoting human rights.

The UAE and Saudi Arabia have close ties, cooperating on many issues including working to ensure peace in the region.

The UAE Embassy in April launched an exhibition to celebrate the “Year of Tolerance” at the Cultural Palace in Riyadh.

The two-day event, which was opened by the ambassador, included a panel discussion on the values of tolerance and its role in strengthening relations between all communities; the importance of developing programs for promoting cultural diversity; and the role of the economy and business sector in encouraging, empowering and supporting culture.

Al-Nahyan said at the launch: “The qualitative cultural movement in Saudi Arabia and the UAE is a message of mutual tolerance from the two brotherly countries.”