UAE is ready to facilitate Israel-Palestinian peace efforts, Sheikh Mohamed tells Sisi
23 May 2021
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed receives Abdel Fattah Al Sisi at Qasr Al Watan Palace in Abu Dhabi. File / WAM
The UAE stands ready to facilitate peace efforts between Israel and the Palestinians, WAM reported on Sunday, citing His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nayhan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
Sheikh Mohamed's comments came in a telephone call with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, in which he welcomed the ceasefire in Gaza.
Sheikh Mohamed also expressed the United Arab Emirates' support for the Egyptian efforts aimed at achieving the security and stability in the region.
A Palestinian woman walks past a destroyed building in Gaza City. AFP
Sheikh Mohamed praised the Egyptian strenuous efforts that led to the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and the key humanitarian role that the Egyptian President played to calm the situation and end the bloodshed of innocent civilians.
Sheikh Mohamed stressed the need for further efforts, especially by the Israeli and Palestinian leaders, noting that the UAE is ready to work with all parties to maintain the ceasefire and explore new paths to prevent escalation and achieve peace.