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.
The two children, Tahnoun Bin Mohamed Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan and Zayed Bin Mohamed Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, were the delight of the people present there, including the paparazzi.
At the beginning of the meeting, Sheikh Mohamed and the Egyptian president exchanged Ramadan greetings, and prayed to Allah Almighty to bless the people of the two countries and the rest of the Arab and Islamic world, and humanity at large, with more peace and prosperity.
During the visit, the Egyptian President will discuss with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan the strong relations between the two brotherly countries and the strategic bilateral cooperation and mechanisms to further develop them in various fields.
The case dates back to last February, when reliable information was forwarded to the Anti-Narcotics Department at Dubai Police about a person consuming narcotics and psychotropic substances and possessing a quantity of them in his house in the Palm Island area in Dubai.
The story did not end here but developed from rape into drugs and the victim ended up at the hands of Dubai Police who referred her to the Hemaya International Centre of Dubai Police’s General Department of Anti-narcotics for rehabilitation.
Social media users and residents have called local authorities to honour Matute for his heroic act.