Saqr Ghobash receives Chilean, Costa Rican ambassadors


Saqr Ghobash, Speaker of the Federal National Council (FNC), separately received Patricio Diaz Broughton, Ambassador of the Republic of Chile to the UAE, and Francisco Chacón Hernández, Ambassador of the Republic of Costa Rica to the UAE, at the council’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi. Dr Omar Al Nuaimi, Secretary-General of the FNC, and Tariq Ahmed Al Marzouqi, Assistant Secretary-General for Council Presidency Affairs, attended the meetings.
During the meetings, Ghobash and the ambassadors discussed ways of enhancing the cooperation between the UAE and the two friendly countries in various fields. They also talked about ways of improving their bilateral relations and building strategic partnerships between the UAE and Chile, Costa Rica, and other South American countries across sectors of mutual interest, including the economy, investment, food security, renewable energy, innovation, modern technology, climate change mitigation, and sustainable development, to achieve the aspirations of their governments and peoples for stability, prosperity, and sustainable growth.
Ghobash highlighted the importance of strengthening the parliamentary relations among all sides, calling for the establishment of mechanisms to enhance their parliamentary cooperation, exchange parliamentary information and expertise, and unify views and stances at various international parliamentary forums, such as the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).
He also stressed the close parliamentary cooperation between the FNC and the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament, where the council has observer status. The cooperation agreement between the FNC and the Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC) within the IPU, was signed in October 2014, he noted.
This agreement is the first of its kind signed by an Arab country with GRULAC, reflecting the significant role it plays in the IPU and other parliamentary forums. It embodies the growing interests of the UAE and the group’s countries, grounded in shared principles and foundations for future collaboration, he said.

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