x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

UAE to push for creation of Palestinian state

The UAE will back all international efforts to reach a lasting peace in the Middle East through the creation of an independent Palestinian state, says Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed.

The UAE will back all international efforts to reach a lasting peace in the Middle East through the creation of an independent Palestinian state, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, said yesterday during talks with European Union officials. Sheikh Mohammed met in Abu Dhabi with Javier Solana, the EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, the state news agency, WAM, reported.

Mr Solana visited the Emirates as part of a regional tour. During the talks, Sheikh Mohammed said the European Union played a vital role in bringing peace and stability to the region, WAM reported. The parties reviewed efforts to revive the Middle East peace process and discussed ways in which to ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid to Palestinians. They also discussed the global financial crisis and ways to mitigate the impact through greater international co-ordination.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, also attended the talks. * WAM