Sheikh Mohamed and Antony Blinken hold talks at Qasr Al Shati in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. WAM
President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan received Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State, on Saturday at Qasr Al Shati.
During their meeting, they discussed the utmost priority of ensuring complete protection for civilian lives and emphasised the urgent need to open humanitarian corridors to facilitate the delivery of medical and relief aid to the Gaza Strip, in addition to an immediate cessation of hostilities.
The meeting addressed the need to intensify regional and international diplomatic efforts to prevent further escalation, violence, and crises in the region in light of the impact of serious developments.
The two sides discussed the importance of actively pursuing a clear political vision to achieve a just and comprehensive peace that strengthens regional security and stability. In this regard, they reiterated their joint commitment to enhancing stability and prosperity in the Middle East.
During the meeting, His Highness the President and the US Secretary of State also reviewed the strategic cooperation and joint efforts between the UAE and US and ways to develop ties in various fields to serve common interests.
The meeting was attended by Sheikh Khaled Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi; Sheikh Tahnoun Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Ruler of Abu Dhabi; Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Dr Anwar Gargash, Diplomatic Adviser to the UAE President; Reem Bint Ibrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation; Yousef Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the United States; in addition to the accompanying delegation of the US Secretary of State.
The two leaders discussed prioritising the full protection of civilians in accordance with the principles of international humanitarian law, emphasising the urgent need to shield them from further suffering amidst serious escalation in the Gaza Strip.
UAE President and the UN Secretary-General underscored the priority of ensuring civilian protection in accordance with international humanitarian law, particularly in light of the violence and worsening humanitarian conditions in Gaza.
Sheikh Mohamed ordered the joint operations in the Ministry of Defence to begin the humanitarian operation The Gallant Knight 3 to support the brotherly Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.
The initiative is part of the 'Gallant Knight 3' humanitarian operation, which Sheikh Mohamed ordered to be implemented on Sunday. On Monday, five aircraft departed from Abu Dhabi International Airport carrying the necessary equipment and supplies for the field hospital.
This initiative comes in response to the urgent need to support the injured and assist them with a comprehensive set of the latest medical devices in the field of orthopedics, to provide and manufacture high-quality prosthetics, and to rehabilitate patients and enable them to lead normal lives.
Sheikh Sultan has assigned Al Qasimia University to carry out a project to create Quranic schools throughout Africa.Tthe Ruler of Sharjah also approves the proposal to launch a television channel dedicated to the Holy Quran.
The Sharjah Cooperative Society announced a grand initiative for the upcoming Holy Month of Ramadan, allocating Dhs35 million to support over 10,000 consumer goods and launching three unique Ramadan basket options.
"We believe that the only solution to the ongoing conflict is to give the Palestinians their full right to self-determine and establish their state on the 1967 borders," Lana Nusseibeh told the ICJ.