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House of Federation Speaker holds talks with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

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Addis Ababa, June 18, 2019 (FBC) -Speaker of the House of Federation of Ethiopia Keria Ibrahim, yesterday met with Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

The two sides discussed ways to enhance cooperation between the two countries, particularly in parliamentary, developmental and humanitarian fields. Also discussed were topics of mutual interest, according to Emirates News Agency.

Sheikh Mohamed and Keria also talked about the importance of parliaments in advancing peoples’ issues and supporting their aspirations for development, stability, peace and prosperity.

The meeting also touched on ties of friendship and UAE’s developmental and humanitarian efforts in Ethiopia.

In a related development, Keria and Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of Federal National Council (FNC) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding MoU at the FNC’s headquarters.

The MoU aims to promote dialogue and coordination on issues of common interest, to keep pace with the UAE’s goals and deepen its partnership with Ethiopia, based on its keenness to enhance its communication and establish partnerships with other countries and peoples.

Keria, who is visiting the UAE with her delegation on an invitation from the FNC stated that the signing of the MoU is due to the keenness of their countries to improve their bilateral relations, based on understanding, mutual respect and common interests.

Both sides also discussed various Arab, regional and international developments, combating terrorism and extremism.

The Speakers highlighted the importance of strengthening their parliamentary cooperation, through parliamentary visits, establishing friendship committees, exchanging expertise, and supporting mutual causes at regional and international parliamentary forums.

They also stressed the necessity of international cooperation in countering terrorist groups and creating a clear and unified strategy, as well as rejecting all forms of terrorism and extremism, regardless of motive, justification and source.