Arab Post Staff
Under the presidency of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the UAE saw its position and proactive role strengthened on the regional and international stage, forging strong relations with the outside world based on mutual respect and an unwavering commitment to resolving global disputes through through diplomacy.
The prudent leadership of the late Sheikh Khalifa helped promote the UAE’s stature as a regional cornerstone for achieving security and stability and promoting peaceful coexistence.
The late president had his thoughtful vision of the Arab Gulf as a strategic region whose security and stability are fundamental to the security and stability of the world.
Under his leadership, the UAE continued to play an important role in deepening cooperative ties between the GCC states and their peoples, and contributed effectively to the sustainable development drives adopted by the region.
In doing so, the late Sheikh Khalifa was keen to follow in the footsteps of the UAE’s Founding Fathers, building bridges of cooperation with all Arab nations on all fronts.
During the past few years, when many Arab countries faced great challenges, the UAE contributed to maintaining Arab security, providing all possible means of support to uphold Arab causes.
During the global health crisis, triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UAE has unswervingly supported Arab nations in addressing the repercussions by sending medical supplies, food and other services and humanitarian aid.
Under the late Sheikh Khalifa, the United Arab Emirates forged strategic partnerships with emerging economic powers such as China, India, and South Korea, while continuing with powers led by the United States and Russia. He also continued to strengthen cooperative relations with members of the European Union, particularly France, Britain, Germany and other influential international powers.
Thanks to its wise policy, the UAE has maintained constructive diplomatic relations with some 200 countries around the world, and the Emirates now hosts around 110 foreign embassies and 75 consulates on its territory. Today, the UAE passport made the list of the world’s top 20 most powerful passports in the first quarter of 2022. The UAE passport ranked 15th this year and 16th in 2021 with a visa-free score of 173 /visa on arrival. In 2020, the UAE passport ranked 18th. UAE passport holders can now enter 175 destinations worldwide without a visa.
Through his leadership, the UAE established partnership links with various international organizations and institutions, and played a leading role in enabling these entities to fulfill their responsibilities, chief of which is to maintain international security and stability, promote language of tolerance and dialogue between peoples and strengthen the response to emergency humanitarian 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. In addition, the UAE won membership in the UN Human Rights Council for the period 2022-2024 during the elections that took place among the members of the United Nations General Assembly, continuing its efforts to promote and protect human rights. at the national, regional and international level. The United Arab Emirates has cooperation agreements with more than 28 international organizations of the United Nations, which carry out some 80 advisory and technical missions on Emirati soil.
At the humanitarian level, the United Arab Emirates, under the command of Sheikh Khalifa, continued to provide foreign aid to various countries in 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. developing countries. From its establishment to mid-2021, the UAE provided more than AED320 billion in foreign aid to some 155 countries around the world.-With WAM
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