ABU DHABI, 9th November, 2016 (WAM) — Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of Federal National Council, FNC, met Uruguay’s Vice President Raul Fernando Sendic here today to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral ties in political, parliamentary, economic, investment and commercial fields.

Al Qubaisi welcomed Sendic and praised the progressive relations between the two countries. She said that the FNC is keen to develop relations with Uruguay and also with the Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries in the United Nations, GRULAC.

The two sides also reviewed the outcome of the visit by a GRULAC delegation to the UAE this year and the parliamentary talks held during the visit.

The Vice President of Uruguay lauded the progress of the UAE and the priority it attaches to education. He further noted the huge potential for economic co-operation between the two countries.

The meeting was attended Abdul Aziz Abdullah Al Zaabi, 2nd Deputy Speaker of the FNC, members of the FNC’s Committee for Friendship with GRULAC Parliaments and Dr. Nelson Jamil Sha’aban, Ambassador of Uruguay to the UAE.

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