HE Speaker of the Shura Council Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud met today with HE Rashid Ghannouchi, Speaker of the Assembly of the Representatives of the People of the Republic of Tunisia Rashid Ghannoushi, on the sidelines of 15th session of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC) Conference hosted by the Republic of Burkina Faso.
During the meeting, they reviewed parliamentary cooperation relations between the State of Qatar and Tunisia and ways to enhance existing cooperation between the two countries in this field. The most important topics on the agenda of the conference were also discussed.
The meeting was attended by a number of members of the Shura Council and Assembly of the Representatives of the People of Tunisia, in addition to HE Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia to the Republic of Burkina Faso Mohamed Kahloun, and Acting Charge d'affaires of Qatar's embassy in Benin Hussein Ibrahim Al Bader.
On the sidelines of the 15th session of the Conference, HE the Speaker of the Shura Council met with HE President of the National People's Assembly in the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria Suleiman Shannin.
In a statement to reporters after the meeting with the President of the Algerian National People's Assembly, HE the Speaker of the Shura Council said that they discussed during the meeting the parliamentary relations between the two countries and ways of enhancing and strengthening, in addition to issues of concern to the Arab world.
His Excellency also said that he reviewed with his Algerian counterpart all the issues that the nation is going through at this difficult time, including the Libyan issue.
He added that they touched on the important role that Algeria plays in the Arab world, stressing that Algeria is an important Arab nation.
The Palestinian issue, he said, is one of the most important Arab issues and in the hearts of all Arabs, and it is a crucial issue. Therefore, if peace is not based on the Palestinians' right to establish their state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, then that peace will not be realistic, he added.
For his part, HE the President of the Algerian National People's Assembly said that the meeting was an opportunity to strengthen cooperation and enhance consultation between the councils of the two countries and exchange views on many issues of concern to the Arab nation.
He added that the meeting emphasized need to defend these Arab issues, such as enabling the Libyan people to live in peace and giving a role to the Libyans themselves to solve their problem by peaceful means by supporting the UN track, along with emphasizing the absolute support for the Palestinian right and the Palestinian issue at this time and at this particular juncture.
The meeting was attended by a number of members of the Shura and Algerian National People's Assembly, HE the Ambassador of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria to the Republic of Burkina Faso Ainseur Mohamed and Acting Charge d'affaires of Qatar's embassy in Benin Hussein Ibrahim Al Bader.