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Dr Amal Abdullah Juma Al Qubaisi, speaker of the Federal National Council (FNC) with Mr Afzal Khan MEP, Labour MEP for the North West. Vice-Chair, Security & Defence. Foreign Affairs and Budget Committees

Dr Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, speaker of the Federal National Council (FNC) of UAE, visits EU headquarters in Brussels

Dr Amal Abdullah Juma Al Qubaisi, speaker of the Federal National Council (FNC) with Mr Afzal Khan MEP, Labour MEP for the North West. Vice-Chair, Security & Defence. Foreign Affairs and Budget Committees
Dr Amal Abdullah Juma Al Qubaisi, speaker of the Federal National Council (FNC) with Mr Afzal Khan MEP, Labour MEP for the North West. Vice-Chair, Security & Defence. Foreign Affairs and Budget Committees

The UAE is a strategic partner to EU member-states, Elmar Brok, chair of the foreign affairs committee at European Parliament (EP), has said.

Brok welcomed the UAE’s cooperation with the EP given the country’s effective role regarding the Middle East issues.

This came during Brok’s meeting with Dr Amal Abdullah Juma Al Qubaisi, speaker of the Federal National Council (FNC). The two sides discussed the development and future government plans.

Al Qubaisi said the UAE leadership seeks to consolidate happiness, tolerance and peace as basic principles in the Arab region despite the instability being experienced by some neighbouring countries.

Dr. Amal Abdullah Juma Al Qubaisi represents Abu Dhabi on the Federal National Council, with a special interest in education and young people’s issues. The council serves as the United Arab Emirates advisory body that also reviews and recommends federal draft laws. In 2009 Dr. Al Qubaisi was the first female elected to the council.

She was the head of the United Arab Emirates delegation to the second regional conference for women parliamentarians and decision makers in the Gulf Corporation Council countries in 2007. As a trained architect she has also worked with UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, on conservation projects in Al Ain, a lush green city near Abu Dhabi with a network of underground water channels

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