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FNC Speaker meets MEPs

posted on 30/05/2007: 876 views



Speaker of the Federal National Council Abdul Aziz Abdullah Al Ghurair met in Abu Dhabi yesterday with the visiting delegation of European Parliament members, led by Lilli Gruber, Head of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.



Al Ghrair welcomed the delegation members and expressed FNC's appreciation of their role in supporting Arab cause. He also praised the strong ties between the UAE and European Union's member countries.



He gave a presentation on the political participation in the UAE, describing it as "a drive that reflects a real desire for political reform and is conducive with the 'empowerment stage', currently in progress." He also highlighted the link between political progress and economic development.



Al Ghurair also referred to the role of the FNC, half of its members are elected, adding that a number of women were elected to the council for the first time, in addition to granting them the right to exercise their suffrage rights.



"The FNC adopts democratic mechanisms that allow communication with the citizens. A number of the FNC committees hold meetings with Non Government Organisations to discuss certain draft laws and other public policy issues," he said.



Al Ghurair reiterated FNC's support to the resolutions passed by the European Parliament on the human rights violations in Iraq and its positive stand in support of the Palestinian cause. He also expressed the hope that the Parliament would respond to the Palestinian demands for normalizing relations with the Palestinian government.



The delegation members thanked the FNC and the Speaker and stressed the importance of relation between the UAE and the European Union. They also expressed admiration of the progress attained by the UAE in all fields. The meeting was attended by a number of FNC members. (Emirates News Agency, WAM)

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