Monday, September 28, 2015

What did they talk about?

NEW YORK – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, has met with the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, in New York.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of Sheikh Abdullah's participation in the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 70).

The two sides reviewed their stance pertaining to the latest developments of the Syrian crisis. Sheikh Abdullah was also briefed on de Mistura's plan regarding the Syrian dossier, during the meeting.

Sheikh Abdullah emphasised the UAE's unwavering stance towards the ongoing conflict in Syria and ways to put an end to it through a comprehensive political solution. He also stressed the UAE's support for all the efforts exerted by de Mistura to the political process, which would contribute to ending the conflict and terrorism that destroyed Syria and destabilised the entire region.

They also tackled the aid provided by the UAE to Syria, both, through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees or through direct assistance to the refugee camps in Jordan, as well as other efforts aimed at alleviating the suffering of the Syrian people, stressing the UAE's commitment to continue its support to the Syrians.

Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, Permanent Representative of the UAE to the United Nations, also attended the meeting.

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