Daily Archives: May 19, 2018

UAE Ambassador attends Norway’s Constitution Day celebration.

Abdullah Khalfan Al Rumaithi, UAE Ambassador to Norway, has attended the celebration of Norway’s Constitution Day (national day).

King Harald V of Norway and other royal family members welcomed the well-wishers, including ministers and foreign ambassadors in Oslo.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

UAE Embassy launches Iftar Projects in New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.

The UAE Embassy in New Zealand has launched the Iftar Project 2018 funded by the charitable and humanitarian organisations in the UAE in New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.

This year’s project features a number of activities and programmes which are being implemented under the supervision of the UAE Embassy in New Zealand as part of the Year of Zayed during the holy month of Ramadan.

The programmes include provision of food baskets for the underprivileged and hosting of Iftar banquets in New Zealand in addition to presenting translated copies of the Holy Quran .

Saleh Ahmed Salem Al Suwaidi, UAE Ambassador to New Zealand and non-resident Ambassador to Fiji, said that the UAE set a role model in practising of religious harmony and respect for other cultures through promoting tolerance, humanitarian and charitable work values which align with the approach of the founding leader, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

UAE Embassy launches Iftar Projects in New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.

The UAE Embassy in New Zealand has launched the Iftar Project 2018 funded by the charitable and humanitarian organisations in the UAE in New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.

This year’s project features a number of activities and programmes which are being implemented under the supervision of the UAE Embassy in New Zealand as part of the Year of Zayed during the holy month of Ramadan.

The programmes include provision of food baskets for the underprivileged and hosting of Iftar banquets in New Zealand in addition to presenting translated copies of the Holy Quran .

Saleh Ahmed Salem Al Suwaidi, UAE Ambassador to New Zealand and non-resident Ambassador to Fiji, said that the UAE set a role model in practising of religious harmony and respect for other cultures through promoting tolerance, humanitarian and charitable work values which align with the approach of the founding leader, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

UAE reiterates unequivocal support for Palestinian Cause.

The UAE has strongly condemned the massacre perpetrated by the Israeli security forces against peaceful demonstrators marching in dignity to reject the status quo and the decision of the United States, US, to open its embassy in Jerusalem.

Over 70 Palestinians were killed by the Israeli forces and more than 3,000 were injured.

Speaking today at the Human Rights Council’s special session on the deteriorating human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, Obaid Salem Al Zaabi, Permanent Representative of the UAE to the United Nations, UN, and other International Organisations in Geneva, expressed the UAE’s condemnation of Israel’s escalation and its excessive use of force against unarmed Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

The special session was convened following an official request submitted by the UAE and Palestine, on behalf of the Arab Group.

Delivering the speech on behalf of the group, Al Zaabi warned about the negative consequences of this dangerous escalation.

He added that the UAE believes in the importance of complying with UN Security Council Resolution No. 478 (1980), which explicitly calls on UN member states that have established diplomatic missions in Jerusalem to withdraw them.

“The UAE calls on the international community to shoulder its responsibility to stop the violence and protect the Palestinian people,” Al Zaabi stated “The UAE is totally ready to start a decisive Arab diplomatic process, to demand an immediate international intervention, protect the Palestinian people, and highlight the consequences of the action of the US on the Palestinian Cause, as well as its repercussions on the security and stability of the Middle East and the entire world,” he further added.

“Israel, the occupying force, should not escape accountability for its crimes against the Palestinian people,” he affirmed.

Al Zaabi reiterated the UAE’s unequivocal support for the Palestinian cause and the rights of Palestinians to restore their legitimate freedoms, in accordance with international resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs