Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed also met Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The two sides reviewed developments on the regional and international arenas, exchanged views on them and discussed a number of issues on the agenda of the UN General Assembly.
During the meeting, Sheikh Abdullah reiterated that the UAE and NATO share a distinguished partnership that aims to promote stability in the region and maintain international peace and security, stressing keenness to develop bilateral cooperation between the two sides in various fields, WAM reported.
For his part, the NATO Secretary General appreciated the outstanding contributions made by the United Arab Emirates to achieving peace in the region and to strengthening regional and global security and stability, praising its important humanitarian efforts. and development in various parts of the world.
Meetings with foreign ministers
Meanwhile, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed met separately with a number of foreign ministers from countries participating in the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
He met Gabrielius Landsbergis, Foreign Minister of Lithuania; Jan Lipavsk; Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic; Zbigniew Rau, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland; Anniken Huitfeldt, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway; Urmas Reinsalu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia; and Jerome Xavier Walcott, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Barbados.
During the meetings, the parties considered several issues on the agenda of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly and exchanged views on regional and international developments, including the crisis in Ukraine, the energy crisis and food, and ways to achieve stability in the global market and strengthen global efforts to maintain international peace and security.
In this regard, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed reiterated the importance of strengthening global partnerships and international cooperation to face current challenges in order to create various opportunities to boost economic growth in societies.
The meetings focused on bilateral cooperation and partnership relations between the UAE and these countries in various sectors, including economy, investment, education, culture, tourism, agriculture, security food, renewable energy and other fields.
The ministers also reviewed the means of stimulating international cooperation in the face of climate change and the importance of focusing on the advancement of this file, which is directly linked to the paths of sustainable development and economic prosperity of the various countries. During the meetings, the preparations of the UAE hosting the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) in 2023 were also reviewed.
Sheikh Abdallah also met with Juana Alexandra, Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador, where bilateral relations between the two countries were discussed as well as ways to further develop them at all levels. At the end of the meeting, they signed a memorandum of understanding on political consultations between the two countries.
His Highness Sheikh Abdullah and Joanna Alexandra also signed a memorandum of understanding on the establishment of a joint committee between the United Arab Emirates and El Salvador.
The meetings were attended by Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation; Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment; Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh, Deputy Minister of Political Affairs and Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations; and Omar Saif Ghobash, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Cultural Affairs and Public Diplomacy.