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European Union Ambassadors meet with the new President of the Federal National Council

Published Thursday December 17 2015

Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, President of the Federal National Council (FNC), was the guest of honor at a luncheon with European Union Ambassadors in Abu Dhabi, chaired by Patrizio Fondi, Head of the European Union Delegation. Nicole Bintner-Bakshian, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, hosted the luncheon to celebrate the end of Luxembourg’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

EU Ambassadors congratulated Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi on her election as the Speaker of the FNC Speaker, the first female speaker in an Arab country.

Dr. Al Qubaisi praised the UAE's strong ties with the EU, gave an introduction of the Federal National Council's mandate and ts work on political empowerment and participation as well as on the legislative and monitoring roles. She mentioned the importance of building strong bridges with Europe and welcomed more cooperation with the EU and EU Member states' parliaments.

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