Mon 20-03-2017 18:49 PM
RABAT, 20th March, 2017 (WAM) -- Abdul Aziz Abdullah Al Zaabi, Second Deputy Speaker of the Federal National Council, FNC, and Head of the UAE Parliamentary Division delegation, participated in the consultative meeting of Arab Parliament Presidents, along with other heads of delegations, at the 24th Arab Parliamentary Union Conference that started on Monday at the headquarters of the Moroccan Parliament in Rabat.
During the meeting, they discussed the conference's agenda, the communique and the main issues covered by the conference, including the current Arab political situation, the union’s regional and international activities, and the union’s activities in 2017.
They also discussed the request of the Arab Gulf countries to demand a halt to Iran’s interference in the internal affairs of Arab countries, while condemning the Iranian occupation of the three UAE islands of Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa.
The UAE delegation consisted of Ahmed Yousuf Al Nuaimi, Ahmed Mohamed Al Hammodi, Salem Abdullah Al Shamsi, Khalfan Abdullah bin Youkha, and Naema Abdullah Al Sharhan, all members of the FNC.
Al Zaabi highlighted the importance of attending this conference in light of events taking place in the region, while noting that some countries in the region are facing events and repercussions that require discussion, given the importance of the role of parliaments in supporting government actions in a range of issues.
He hoped that the conference would issue recommendations that would contribute to strengthening the role of Arab parliaments and joint-Arab actions, as well as contributing to the Union of Arab Countries’ opinions in various local, regional and international issues.
The UAE official added that this conference is a preparation for setting an Arab parliamentary roadmap to co-ordinate unified Arab position on various issues.
He reiterated that the e agenda should include the UAE’s legitimate demands to recover the three islands of Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa, occupied by Iran.