Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the occasion of the Jeddah Joint Summit – The UAE’s policy is based on balance and expanding the base of interests with the countries of the world to serve the goals of national development and peace and stability in the world.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the State of UAE, has affirmed, “May God protect him”.. that the United Arab Emirates is keen to strengthen cooperation among the countries of the region and to coordinate with partners in order to serve regional and global peace and stability and to confront common challenges. He explained that the policy of the State in its international relations is based on balance and expanding the base of interests with the countries of the world to serve the goals of national development and peace and stability in the world.
It is no secret that we face the challenges at the level of our region and the whole world… This requires us to unite and strengthen international efforts to meet the aspirations of our peoples for progress and prosperity.
This came on the occasion of the participation of HH the UAE President in the joint summit hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the city of Jeddah. In the presence of His Highness and Majesty the Leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States, His Excellency Joe Biden, President of the United States of America, His Majesty King Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, His Excellency Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, and His Excellency Dr. Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq.
On this occasion, His Highness congratulated his brother, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of the sisterly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia..
The great success achieved by the Hajj season in 1443 AH… He appreciated the interest and direct follow-up given by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Kingdom’s institutions to pilgrims to serve the guests of the Most Gracious so that they may perform their rituals with reassurance and ease.
His Highness the President of UAE said.. “The younger generations look forward to tomorrow in a spirit of optimism and hope… It is our duty to promote this spirit and to instill confidence in them that we are moving in the right direction and seeking radical solutions to the challenges to build a prosperous future for them”.
“We in the UAE believe that peace, dialog and co-existence are the means to fortify the future of future generations”, His Highness said… We have a clear way to promote our region and restore its active role on the international scene. This is through solidarity, cooperation, the promotion of opportunities for science and learning, and the human being and his well-being remain our goal”.
His Highness pointed out that historical experiences have proved that there is no end to conflicts, disputes and tensions… Only through wisdom and adherence to international law. It adopts diplomatic means and political solutions to solve problems in a way that guarantees the interests of all, and avoids further suffering and the scourge of wars and conflicts.
He added that meeting and overcoming the challenges lies in promoting opportunities for advanced education, encouraging innovation, focusing on the future prospects of technology, strengthening the tools of scientific research, and strengthening economic ties…
This is within the framework of international cooperation and solidarity… Otherwise, tensions and conflicts will continue to take on the lives of peoples and threaten the future of future generations.
His Highness stressed that the UAE will remain a key reliable partner in the path of stability and prosperity. It is based on peace and development, and its fruits are spread throughout the region and the world.
We seek to consolidate the mechanisms of communication, dialog and joint action.
We are confident that our region is able to take the initiative and assume its responsibilities with regard to its issues.. They should play a major role in many issues facing humanity.. Foremost among them are the challenges of climate change, sustainable energy and food security.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed noted that the partnership between our region and the United States of America represents a solid basis for establishing solid foundations for fruitful cooperation, opening new areas of work and enhancing mutual trust… especially on key regional and international development issues.
“We look forward to this meeting in a positive spirit, hoping that it will constitute a new stage of cooperation and joint action to bring good and stability to the region and enhance the chances of peace and prosperity for its people”, His Highness added.
Mohamed bin Zayed expressed his thanks and appreciation to the brotherly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for hosting this summit.. and for the participation of His Excellency the President of the United States.
The summit session was attended by His Highness Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor, His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidency, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, His Highness Sheik Hamdan bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, His Excellency Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, His Excellency Sheik Shakhbut bin Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of State; His Excellency Dr. Anwar Gargash, Diplomatic Adviser to His Highness the President of the State; His Excellency Ali bin Hammad Al Shamsi, Deputy Secretary-General of the Supreme National Security Council; and His Excellency Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Head of the Executive Affairs Authority.