Speaker of the Advisory Council H E Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud met yesterday with Deputy Speaker of the People’s Representative Council of the Republic of Indonesia, Dr Fadli Zon, and his accompanying delegation.
They discussed bilateral relations between the two friendly countries and means of supporting as well as developing them in various fields, especially in the field of parliamentary cooperation. The two sides agreed to establish a parliamentary friendship committee. The meeting also reviewed a number of Islamic issues and the role of parliaments of Islamic countries in supporting and defending them in international forums. The Deputy Speaker expressed his understanding of the position of Qatar on the current crisis that called for a dialogue without preconditions or infringing upon sovereignty. He also expressed the support of the Indonesian Parliament for the mediation of Amir of the State of Kuwait H H Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah to heal the rift between the Gulf states, expressing his hope that the crisis will end soon.
The meeting was attended by Advisory Council Deputy Speaker H E Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Sulaiti, the Secretary-General of the Advisory Council Fahd bin Mubarak Al Khayarin, Indonesian Ambassador to Qatar, Muhammad Basri Sidehabi, and a number of Advisory Council officials.