The two leaders also discussed the ongoing developments in Syria and the Middle East.
This came in a phone call Sheikh Mohamed received on Wednesday from the Syrian president where they also discussed the ongoing developments in Syria and the Middle East in addition to issues of regional and international interest.
In April and May this year two Emirati aid aircraft landed in Damascus loaded with significant quantities of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.
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The aircraft was dispatched by the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), in coordination with the Syrian Red Crescent Association, to assist the Syrian health sector in addressing the repercussions of the pandemic and support local preventive measures aimed at curbing the spread of the virus.
The vaccine shipment also aimed to protect frontline workers in Syria’s medical sector, along with critical patients and people with chronic diseases, in addition to people in displacement camps.
The aid is part of the UAE’s international response to the pandemic, highlighting the initiatives launched by the country upon the directives of its leadership to support the international efforts to counter the spread of coronavirus.
On the political front in Syria the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria had said on Sunday the government and opposition co-chairs of the Syrian Constitutional Committee had agreed to draft a new constitution.
The drafting committee, comprising 45 representatives of Syria’s government, opposition and civil society, has a mandate to draw up a new basic law leading to UN-supervised elections.
Special Envoy Geir Pedersen said its Syrian co-chairs, who he met together for the first time ahead of week-long talks, had agreed to “prepare and start drafting constitutional reform.”
During the meeting, Sheikh Mohamed welcomed the prime ministers of Jordan and Egypt and asked them to convey his greetings to King Abdullah II and President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, wishing further progress and prosperity for Jordan and Egypt.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has received Nechirvan Barzani, President of Iraq's Kurdistan region, who is currently on a visit to the UAE. During the meeting, Sheikh Mohamed welcomed Barzani’s visit, aimed to expand cooperation and to serve the interests of both sides.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain, met on Tuesday to discuss ways to enhance the strong historical relations and collaboration between their countries.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa witnessed on Tuesday, a ceremony for exchange of memoranda of understanding (MoUs) for further the development and prosperity in both countries.
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The UAE has strongly condemned Israel's decision to allow resettlements in the areas of north West Bank and authorise new settlement units in the occupied Palestinian territories.
The Secretary of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Jassim Mohammed Al Badawi, confirmed that the letter addressed to Blinken embodies the position of the leaders of the GCC states regarding the issue of Palestine, stressing that the issue of Palestine is “the first issue of Arabs and Muslims.”