Fri 13-10-2017 10:26 AM

Federal National Council to take part in 137th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union

ABU DHABI, 13th October, 2017 (WAM) -- A Federal National Council, FNC, delegation, led by Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the FNC, will participate in the 137th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, IPU, and the 201st session of the IPU Governing Council, which will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, between 14th and 18th October, 2017.

As part of the FNC keenness to follow to the UAE’s directives and foreign policy while promoting the issues it has adopted, most notably those related to global peace and security, the FNC delegation will present a draft emergency item on "The role of parliamentarians in ending the persecution of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar, calling for international action to protect their human rights.

The delegation will also participate in the meetings of the IPU committees and other bodies; Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians, Committee on Middle East Questions, Committee to Promote Respect for International Humanitarian Law, and Forum of Young Parliamentarians.

WAM/Esraa Ismail