Saqr Ghobash, President of UAE-EU Parliamentary Friendship Group discuss cooperation

Saqr Ghobash, President of UAE-EU Parliamentary Friendship Group discuss cooperation

Saqr Ghobash, President of UAE-EU Parliamentary Friendship Group discuss cooperation

ABU DHABI, 23rd February, 2022 – Saqr Ghobash, Speaker of the Federal National Council (FNC), received Antonio Lopez-Isturiz White, President of the UAE-EU Parliamentary Friendship Group at the European Parliament and his delegation, at the FNC’s headquarters.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed the ongoing cooperation between the UAE and European Union (EU) member countries, most notably their parliamentary, economic, commercial and investment cooperation.

The meeting was attended by members of the Committee and Dr.

Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Defence, Interior and Foreign Affairs Committee.

Ghobash and White strongly condemned the Houthi attacks on civilian facilities in the UAE and stressed the need to find peaceful solutions to conflicts and crises affecting the region and the rest of the world, as well as the importance of respecting good neighbourly ties and not intervening in the internal affairs of countries.

They also highlighted the importance of continuing their coordination on matters of mutual concern, most notably addressing terrorism and helping establish security, stability and peace.

White extended his most sincere condolences to the families of the victims and reiterated his support for the UAE.

Ghobash called on the European Parliament to condemn the Houthi attacks on civilian facilities in the UAE and become more involved and confirm the implementation of the United Nations (UN) Security Council resolutions 2261 and 2231, help prevent the supply of arms from foreign countries and list the Houthi militias as a terrorist group.

White stressed the importance of his visit to encouraging the exchange of views and opinions between representatives of parliaments, highlighting their key role in supporting the efforts of concerned countries, and noted his side’s keenness to consolidate it ties with the UAE in all areas, especially economic, investment and commercial areas.

He also affirmed the importance of working together to address common challenges, stressing the importance of the Abraham Accords to achieve peace and stability in the region.

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