Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan delivers the speech at the UN General Assembly. WAM
Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has underlined the central importance of starting "the new decade by protecting the future of our region and the world ... and continue to fight terrorist groups and extremist ideologies."
Sheikh Abdullah made the statements on Saturday while delivering the UAE's statement before the now-running General Debate of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
"We have an opportunity to achieve sustainable solutions that serve the interest of the region through the political initiative supported by the international community, by focusing on the following four areas: Strengthening the implementation of international law and the Charter of the United Nations; Enabling regional organisations to play a greater role in addressing regional tensions and achieving security and stability; Enhancing the effectiveness of political action to ease tensions and resolve crises in order to fulfill peoples’ legitimate aspirations; and finally focusing on development and investment to achieve prosperity," he added.
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The UAE's top diplomat praised Hazza Al Mansoori, the first Emirati astronaut to embark on a mission to the International Space Station. "With this major step, the UAE is entering a new era in which it contributes alongside other countries in investing in space science and building a new generation in a world based on science, technology and enlightenment."
Confirming its commitment to multilateralism, the United Arab Emirates has outlined nine goals and objectives for its engagement during the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA 74, which commenced on Tuesday.
The United Arab Emirates has expressed its deep regret and condemnation of the recognition by the United States of the Syrian Golan Heights as sovereign Israeli territory, describing it as a move that disrupts all efforts to achieve a lasting peace in the Middle East.
The UAE called on the UN to hold Member States accountable for terrorism financing during a UN Security Council Open Debate on combating terrorism financing presided by France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed expressed his thanks to Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad for his congratulations and the sincere fraternal feelings he showed, wishing the brotherly State of Qatar and its people further progress and development.
Sheikh Sultan’s statement reads, “The Ruler of Sharjah congratulates Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on his appointment as Vice President."
Sheikh Mohammed said, “I congratulate my brothers Sheikh Hazaa, Sheikh Tahnoun, Sheikh Mansour and Sheikh Khaled Bin Mohamed for the confidence in the President of the State. In you and your brothers, the leaders of the new generation, the march continues.”