Qatar, Egypt Discuss Enhancing Relations, Coordinating Parliamentary Positions

14 December 2022

The Shura Council held on Wednesday an official talks session with the House of Representatives of the sisterly Arab Republic of Egypt, to discuss bilateral relations between the two sides, especially in the parliamentary field, and ways to enhance them.

HE Speaker of the Shura Council Hassan bin Abdulla Al Ghanim chaired the Qatari side, while HE Speaker of the Egyptian House of Representatives Dr. Hanafy El Gebaly chaired the Egyptian side of the talks session.

At the outset of the session, HE Speaker of Shura Council welcomed the Speaker of the Egyptian House of Representatives, stressing that his visit to the State of Qatar reflects the depth of the two countries' relations, which is remarkably growing in all fields.

For his part, His Excellency Dr. Al Gebaly thanked HE Speaker of Shura Council, and underlined the outstanding relations between the two brotherly countries and peoples.

He also voiced appreciation of the remarkable development taking place in the State of Qatar in various fields, and praised the meticulous organization of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, stressing that the tournament has succeeded in achieving its goals in terms of bringing people together and contributing to cultural exchange, in addition to the great gains of bringing together Arab peoples to the land of Qatar.

During the talks session, which touched on several topics related to bilateral relations between the two countries, the two sides stressed the need to increase cooperation between the Shura Council and the Egyptian House of Representatives.

They also emphasized the importance of boosting coordination of parliamentary positions between the two councils in regional and international forums, exchanging experiences, as well as increasing mutual visits.

After the session, the two sides signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), aimed at strengthening cooperation and joint coordination between the Shura Council and the Egyptian House of Representatives, and exchanging experiences and visits between them.

On the sidelines of the meeting, the Egyptian delegation toured the Shura Council building and the "Tamim bin Hamad" hall, and were briefed on the council's work mechanisms. The delegation also toured the Shura Council Exhibition, which features a collection of records, speeches and collectibles that narrate the history of the council since its establishment in 1972.

The Qatari side of the talks session comprised a lineup of Their Excellencies members and officials of the Shura Council, while the Egyptian side consisted the delegation accompanying HE Speaker of the Egyptian House of Representatives, and HE Egyptian Ambassador to the State of Qatar Amr El Sherbiny.