A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Shura Council and Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies in Doha Sunday.
HE the Speaker of the Shura Council Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud and Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies President Rodrigo Maia signed the MoU.
Under the MoU, the two parties agreed to establish a partnership and strengthen relations 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 in various fields such as legislative work and internal organisation.
During a meeting between HE the Speaker of the Shura Council and Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies president and the accompanying delegation, they discussed the relations between the two councils and ways of supporting and developing them.
The Shura Council Speaker 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, Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies president 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 co-operation between the two countries and develop their parliamentary relations.
He pointed out that the signing of the MoU between the Shura Council and the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament last June, in 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 Qatari Friendship Committee chairman with Latin American and Caribbean Countries Khalid bin Abdullah al-Buainain, and Brazil ambassador to Qatar Roberto Abdalla.