A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today in Doha between the Shura Council and the Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Republic of Brazil. H.E. Mr. Ahmed Bin Abdulla Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud, Speaker of the Shura Council and H.E. Mr. Rodrigo Maia, President of the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil signed the MoU.
Under the MoU, the two parties agreed to establish a partnership and strengthen the existing relations between them based on the principles of equality, mutual trust and common interests. The MoU aims to strengthen, and develop parliamentary relations through the exchange of information on issues of mutual interest and on all parliamentary issues within the competence of the parties.
Also, the MoU provides for coordination in international conferences, meetings, and forums and to work towards unifying positions. It provides for the exchange of experiences between the Shura Council and Chamber of Deputies of Brazil in various fields such as legislative work and internal organization.
This came during a meeting of H.E. the Speaker of the Shura Council with HE the President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Republic of Brazil and the accompanying delegation. The meeting discussed the cooperation relations between the two parliaments and ways of supporting and developing them.
H.E. Mr. Ahmed Bin Abdulla Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud, Speaker of the Shura Council affirmed the common desire to develop the Qatari-Brazilian relations, especially in the parliamentary field and upgrading them to serve the interests of the peoples of the two countries.
For his part, H.E. President of the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil expressed his happiness to visit Qatar and to see the renaissance witnessed in various fields, praising Qatar's distinguished role at the regional and international levels. He affirmed his keenness to work to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries and develop their parliamentary cooperation.
He pointed out that the signing of a MoU between the Shura Council and the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament last June, by which Qatar became an observer member of the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament, has given Qatar's relations with Latin America and the Caribbean a new dimension and opened wider horizons for it.
The meeting was attended by H. E. Mr. Khalid Bin Abdulla Al Buainain, Chairman of the Qatari Parliamentary Friendship Committee with Latin American and Caribbean Countries and H.E. Mr. Roberto Abdalla, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Brazil to Qatar.