HE Deputy Speaker of the Shura Council Dr. Hamda bint Hassan Al Sulaiti met with HE President of the Senate of the sisterly Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Faisal Al Fayez, during her current visit to Amman.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed the existing bilateral relations between the two sisterly countries in parliamentary field and ways to support and bolster them. They also discussed developments in the Palestinian arena and underscored their centrality, as well as the importance of supporting them, in pursuit of promoting the Palestinian people's right to establish their independent state with the Holy Jerusalem as its capital.
In another topic, the two sides condemned the burning of copies of the Holy Qu'ran by extremists in a number of countries and stressed that such outrageous behaviors provoke millions of Muslims worldwide and undermine efforts of rapprochement and peaceful coexistence between religions, calling for the importance of curbing blasphemy.
The meeting was attended by HE Deputy Speaker of the Jordanian Senate Samir Rifai, along with the delegation accompanying the Deputy Speaker of the Shura Council.
In addition, HE Deputy Speaker of the Shura Council and her accompanying delegation met with HE Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of State for Public Sector Modernization Nasser Shraideh.
During the meeting, Nasser Shraideh lauded the fraternal ties that bring the two countries together, looking forward to further cooperation between the two sides to achieve aspirations of the two sisterly countries. He also praised the development efforts of the State of Qatar and its call for peace and resolving disputes through dialogue.
For her part, Dr. Hamda Al Sulaiti noted the existing relations between the two countries, emphasizing that the exchange of visits contributes to promoting these relations at a variety of levels.
Her Excellency also met with HE First Deputy of the Jordanian Lower House Speaker Dr. Ahmed Khalayleh.
The two sides discussed the existing parliamentary cooperation ties between the two countries and ways to strengthen and develop them.
The two sides also discussed a range of topics pertaining to coordination at the regional and international parliamentary unions, along with cooperation aspects and sharing of expertise between the two sides, in addition to discussing a broad range of issues and topics of common concern.
In a related context, HE Deputy Speaker of the Shura Council met with HE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Jordan. Prof Azmi Mahafzah.
During the meeting, they discussed a host of topics concerning cooperation between the two countries in education and the role of the Shura Council in supporting this cooperation.