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Al Mahmoud Hails Results of International Forum for Development of Parliamentarianism in Russia

05 June 2018



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The International Forum for the Development of Parliamentarianism, which was attended by HE Speaker of the Advisory Council Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud, concluded in Moscow this evening.

At the end of its two-day work, the Forum issued a statement stressing the importance of fair and multi-faceted cooperation between countries and their federations to ensure sustainable global development, international and regional security and stability, the formation of a safe and open global information space and the affirmation of collective principles in the fight against terrorism and other common challenges and threats.

The final statement called for the use of channels of cooperation between parliaments in order to enhance the easing of tension in international relations, reduce the confrontation and potential conflicts and enhance cooperation to eliminate the emerging threats to peace and security.

The participants praised the expanded parliamentary support for the establishment of a just and multipolar world order, with the leading role of the United Nations and the overall improvement of the global economic governance system and within sustainable and dynamic development, as well as cooperation in the cultural and humanitarian fields for the public interest. They also emphasized the continued coordination of parliaments' activities in providing legislative support for the innovative areas of regulation related to the transition to a new technological structure for the economy and ambitious digitization in all areas of life and cooperation in the formation of common rules and uniform standards for the exchange and protection of information and the introduction of digital techniques in public administration and in the social areas in order to improve the quality of people's lives.

The statement welcomed the consolidation of parliamentary efforts, public opinion leaders, representatives of science, culture and the Internet community to promote commitment to universal respect for human rights, freedoms and human dignity.

The statement also condemned the practice of bypassing the role of the United Nations, including those relating to parliamentarians, media, unilateral measures and other repressive measures that are contrary to international law and the spirit of parliament and those that undermine the foundations of mutual trust.

HE Speaker of the Advisory Council Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud, delivered a speech at the closing session of the conference, in which he expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Russian Federation, Parliament, Government and people for organizing and hosting this excellent forum.

HE said that the forum was very useful both its three sections and roundtables, adding that legislative support for the global economy is an important thing, as is the role of parliaments in security and stability, and both are fundamental elements, since security, stability and peace can not be isolated from development.

Al Mahmoud pointed out that the forum also touched on other important topics such as technology and information technology, which has become an integral part of the march of this world towards development.

HE the Speaker of the Advisory Council affirmed that the parliamentary forum was an important opportunity to exchange experiences in parliamentary relations, thus achieving new experience, and benefit for all to move towards the future.

Al Mahmoud noted the important ideas and recommendations contained in the final statement of the forum, especially some important paragraphs which he said that we see it as an area of action for the future through parliamentary diplomacy, which has become an essential element of peace, development and security, as well as the recommendation to expand parliamentary support for the establishment of a just and multi-polar world order with the leading role of the United Nations and the overall improvement of the global economic governance system, as well as cooperation in the cultural and humanitarian fields, for the benefit and further coordination of parliaments' activities in providing legislative support for innovative areas of regulation related to the transition to a new technological structure of the economy and ambitious digitization in all areas of life and to cooperate closely in the registration of common rules and uniform standards for the exchange and protection of information and the introduction of welfare techniques in public administration and in the social field to improve human life.

HE also stressed the importance of this forum to address the issue of youth policy, and said that the future is for youth; therefore, there must be a bridge between parliament and youth to provide all information to them in order to achieve the values that everyone seeks to achieve.

The International Forum for the Development of Parliamentarianism was held at the initiative of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, in which ideas were exchanged that the legislative institution elected by the people is the basis of modern democratic societies, recognizing that cooperation between parliament in a multilateral format improves mutual understanding between countries and establishes channels of dialogue that contribute to the development of balanced, predictable and mutually beneficial relations between countries.

Participants also discussed the deepening and intensification of relations between parliaments in the future in order to promote the agenda of international cooperation that meets the interests of the peoples with the participation of civil society institutions, the scientific community and experts, taking into account the common desire to enhance the interaction between the legislative bodies and the exchange of experiences and best practices to further improve the development of laws and standards, as well as discussing the role of parliaments in the search for appropriate responses to the current challenges facing the international community.

HE Speaker of the Advisory Council Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud and the accompanying delegation, left Moscow after their participation in the International Forum for the Development of Parliamentarianism.