Emirates News Agency – The Emirates during Khalifa’s reign… East and West strategic relations… and extended efforts to consolidate peace and coexistence

From the reporting department.

ABU DHABI, May 13 / WAM / During the era of the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may God bless him, the UAE strengthened its position and active role on the regional and international stages, and managed to forge strong relationships with the countries of the world, East and West, on the basis of mutual respect and commitment. Resolve disputes between countries through dialogue and peaceful means, defending the issues of truth and justice, and helping to support international stability and peace and promote human coexistence.

The wise leadership of the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, helped crystallize the image of global appreciation and respect for the UAE as a responsible country in its Arab and regional environment, and a central starting point for various efforts and initiatives that contribute to achieving security and stability in the world and enhance all areas of development, which result in the interest, progress and well-being of the peoples.

/ Gulf / ..

The late Sheikh Khalifa had his deep vision of the Arab Gulf region as a strategic region whose security and stability are linked to the security and stability of the world, all in general because he came to fulfill the hopes and aspirations of our peoples. , and an expression of our desire to distance ourselves from international tension and conflict.

During the era of the late Sheikh Khalifa, the UAE continued its leading and influential role in deepening cooperative ties between the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and their peoples, and achieving integration between them in various fields, which contributed to the achievement of many achievements and integrating projects.

“May God rest in his glory” wanted to direct all the institutions involved within the country to develop the process of economic integration of the Gulf and commit to support the joint action of the Gulf in all sectors.

/ Arabica / ..

The late Sheikh Khalifa was eager to continue the founding leader’s approach in solidarity with Arab brothers, support their causes, and consolidate bridges of brotherhood and cooperation with them in all political, economic, and other fields, or through outstretched white hands. to support and help them, so that the UAE is the best support and support for their brothers.

During the past years, in which many Arab countries faced great challenges, the UAE contributed to maintaining Arab security and provided all it could politically, economically and militarily in support of Arab causes, through Arab and international alliances and forums. , and through diplomacy. and humanitarian fields and various endeavors.

In the “Corona” pandemic, the role of the UAE in strengthening the confrontation of the Arab brothers with this pandemic through medical supplies, vaccines, food and medicine, humanitarian services and others has emerged, based on its approach continuous humanitarian to support and support the brothers.

/ globally / ..

During the era of the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, the UAE witnessed greater openness to the outside world, resulting in important strategic partnerships with emerging international powers such as China, India and South Korea. South, and the strengthening of its relations with the traditional international powers, led by the United States and Russia, and continued to strengthen cooperative relations with the countries of the European Union, especially France, Great Britain, Germany and other influential international powers.

In addition to traditional themes and issues, economic and development issues have become basic pillars for building the UAE’s bilateral relations with various countries in the world. The economy, intra-community trade, investments, diversification of income sources and the achievement of environmental sustainability. and renewable energy programs and other areas have become the most active driver and guide in foreign policy dynamics.

The UAE maintains diplomatic relations with some 200 countries around the world, and there are around 110 foreign embassies and 75 consulates general on its territory. Today, the UAE passport is one of the most powerful in the world, as it allows its holder to enter 165 countries around the world without the need for a prior visa.

/ international association / ..

During the era of the late Sheikh Khalifa, the UAE established its partnership with various international organizations and institutions and played a leading role in enabling them to carry out the responsibilities entrusted to them, chief among which is maintaining security and stability. international organizations, promote the language of tolerance and dialogue among peoples, and strengthen the response to humanitarian emergency situations.

Recently, the UAE won for the second time in its history a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council for the period 2022-2023, and also achieved a new international achievement by winning the membership of the Human Rights Council for the third time. from 2022 to 2024.

The United Arab Emirates has cooperation agreements with more than 28 international organizations of the United Nations, which carry out around 80 advisory and technical missions in the country for the benefit of various ministries, institutions and federal and local departments.

/ external help / ..

During the era of the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE continued its honorable path of providing foreign aid to various countries around the world with the aim of reducing poverty and helping countries and societies in need, as well as promoting peace, prosperity. and stability, and stimulate economic growth in developing countries.

The number of countries that benefited from foreign aid to the United Arab Emirates from its establishment in 1972 to mid-2021 reached about 155 countries, totaling more than AED320 billion.

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