UAE’s Political Coordinator Ghasaq Shaheen speaks during a session. File photo
The UAE welcomed calls to hold an annual briefing between the UN Security Council and the League of Arab States, stressing that it would help the Council address the considerable security challenges in the Middle East.
The statement was made at a Security Council open debate, convened by Mexico, entitled "Peace and security through preventive diplomacy: a common objective to all UN principal organs."
Ghasaq Shaheen, Political Coordinator, delivering the UAE’s statement, emphasised the need to shift the Council’s strategy from its current focus on conflict management to one that prioritises preventative diplomacy. The UAE welcomed the Secretary-General’s focus on prevention in his "Our Common Agenda" report, particularly his proposal for "a new agenda for peace."
The UAE gave several specific examples of emerging challenges that would benefit from greater coordination between the Security Council and other UN agencies, including climate change, the empowerment of women, and the importance of maintaining regular communication between the Council and the wider UN membership, according to WAM.
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The MoFAIC affirmed that the UAE expresses its strong condemnation of these criminal acts and its permanent rejection of all forms of violence and terrorism aimed at undermining security and stability in contravention of human values and principles.
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