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UAE President orders provision of AED35 million urgent humanitarian aid to Somalia

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered the provision of AED35 million of urgent humanitarian aid to Somalia to support its developmental efforts.

The directives of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed to provide this assistance come within the framework of the fraternal relations between the two countries, and this initiative confirms the UAE’s keenness to support friendly countries, and its efforts to develop its bilateral relations with Somalia.

The UAE’s initiative aims to help meet the needs of the Somali people in various developmental areas, in an effort to improve their living conditions and enhance the Somali government’s capacity to deal with the humanitarian challenges facing Somalia.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation

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Works Minister receives lawmaker

Manama, Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning, Eng. Essam bin Abdullah Khalaf, received member of the Representatives Council, Fatima Al Qatari, the representative of the second constituency in the Northern Governorate.

The meeting was attended by the ministry’s Undersecretary for Works Affairs, Eng. Ahmed Al Khayat, Northern Municipality Director General, Eng. Lamia Al Fadhala, and senior officials from the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning.

The minister praised the role of members of the legislative branch in serving the nation and citizens, stressing the importance of cooperation between the executive and legislative branches to serve the public interest.

The meeting spotlighted a number of issues related to the second constituency in the Northern Governorate and developing the services and municipal projects there.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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UAE sends aircraft with 30 tonnes of relief supplies to Ukrainian refugees in Moldova

The United Arab Emirates today sent an aircraft loaded with 30 tonnes of food supplies to Moldova to support Ukrainian refugees as part of its ongoing relief air bridge established in March to meet the humanitarian needs of Ukrainian internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees, especially women and children.

Ahmed Salim Al Kaabi, UAE Ambassador to Ukraine, said, “Since the start of the crisis, the UAE has been supporting international efforts to ease the hardship of Ukrainian refugees fleeing to neighbouring countries,” noting that the UAE has provided for their basic needs, including food and medicine.

Al Kaabi added, “The UAE continues to provide relief to the Ukrainian people as part of its approach based on humanitarian solidarity and in furtherance of its leadership’s values, which continue the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.”

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation

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H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed stresses importance of calming situation at Al-Aqsa during telephone call with Israeli counterpart

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, emphasised the significance of calming the situation and ceasing any practices that violate the sanctity of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.

In a phone call with the Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yair Lapid, the two ministers discussed bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries.

They also discussed the situation in the region and the latest regional and international developments of mutual concern.

Sheikh Abdullah emphasised the need to respect the legal and historical status quo of Jerusalem and to respect the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan’s guardianship over its holy places under international law.

The UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation welcomed the Israeli government’s decision to halt the ‘Israeli Flags March’ from reaching the Bab al-Amud area, as well as to prevent non-Muslim visitors from entering the Al-Aqsa courtyards from Friday until the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

”Our region needs stability and to work together in order to move forward in development along all paths so as to achieve the aspirations of our peoples for progress and prosperity,” Sheikh Abdullah said.

He also congratulated the Israeli Foreign Minister on the occasion of Passover and said that he looks forward to enhancing joint cooperation with the State of Israel in all domains and to work together to boost peace and stability in the region.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation

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UAE condemns Israeli forces storming Al-Aqsa Mosque

The UAE strongly condemned today Israeli forces’ storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque, which resulted in the injury of a number of civilians.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) underscored the need for self-restraint and protection for worshipers. Moreover, it stressed the UAE’s position that the Israeli authorities should respect the right of Palestinians to practice their religious rites and halt any practices that violate the sanctity of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Furthermore, the UAE underscored the need to respect the custodial role of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in accordance with international law and the historical context at hand and not to compromise the authority of the Jerusalem endowment that manages the affairs of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The UAE stressed the need to support all regional and international efforts to advance the peace process in the Middle East. It also underscored the need to end illegal Israeli practices that threaten the two-state solution and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation

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Interior Ministry coordinating with Foreign Ministry to protect fishermen’s rights

Manama, The Interior Ministry has condemned the arrest of two Bahraini and four Asian fishermen by the Qatari Coast and Border Guard Patrols on April 13 and the confiscation of their boats over charges of entering the regional waters.

The Ministry said that their arrest had violated the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)’s brotherhood and good neighbouring principles, adding that it is also a violation of humanitarian and traditional values and Arab and Islamic agreements.

The Ministry revealed coordination with the Foreign Ministry to follow up on legal procedures to protect the rights of fishermen and sailors out of dedication to protecting citizens’ security, freedom, safety, and interests.

The Ministry noted that the insistence of the Qatari authorities on targeting Bahraini sailors and fishermen for their livelihoods, who were arrested, and their boats and equipment seized, is a violation of the traditional and historical ties inherited from fathers and grandfathers of allowing Gulf nationals with no restrictions or threats to fish for pearls and fish for more than two hundred years.

It is a clear violation of GCC nationals’ rights asserted in the Gulf Cooperation Council statute and the relevant GCC agreements regarding strengthening the Council and maintaining its unity and cohesion, it concluded.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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UAE sends aid plane to Ukraine today

As part of its continued humanitarian efforts, the UAE today sent a plane to Warsaw, Poland carrying 50 tonnes of food items and ambulances with medical equipment as part of an ongoing relief air bridge established in March to meet the humanitarian needs of Ukrainian internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees.

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H.E. Ahmed Salim Al Kaabi, UAE Ambassador to Ukraine, said: “The UAE is supporting efforts to reach a political solution to the crisis and is keen to promote regional and international security and stability, along with its efforts to fulfill the humanitarian needs of affected civilians in Ukraine.”

?Last March, the UAE launched a humanitarian air bridge to deliver medical supplies and basic food aid to Ukrainian authorities in Poland to help Ukrainian refugees.

His Excellency added: “The UAE will continue providing relief as a manifestation of its approach in support of international humanitarian efforts to help those in need in overcoming humanitarian crises and mitigating their suffering, especially among women and children.”

?H.E. Dmytro Senik, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, expressed his sincere appreciation for the UAE’s efforts, saying: “Let me express my deepest gratitude to the Emirati leadership and UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for their prompt response to Ukraine’s humanitarian challenges. With each plane of medicine and medical supplies we see the humanitarian approach of the UAE leadership and their efforts to provide for the vital needs of Ukrainians affected by war.”

?This came after his meeting with Her Excellency Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, to discuss developments in Ukraine and ways to provide the necessary humanitarian support to affected civilians.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation

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Qatar Allocates $5 Million to Ukrainian Refugees, Reminds World of Plight of Millions of Syrian, Palestinian Refugees

The State of Qatar announced allocating USD 5 million in humanitarian aid to support Ukrainian refugees and displaced persons, through Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), based on its moral responsibility, stressing that the difficult humanitarian situation that millions of refugees are facing in the shadow of the continuing escalation and tension requires the solidarity of the international community to develop emergency plans to respond to their necessary needs.

This came in the State of Qatar’s speech delivered by HE Assistant Foreign Minister Lolwah bint Rashid Al Khater at the virtual Donors’ Conference for Ukraine.

HE Lolwah Al Khater reiterated the State of Qatar’s call for an immediate cessation of military action in Ukraine, securing humanitarian corridors to ensure aid access, resolving the dispute through constructive dialogue and diplomatic methods, in addition to settling the conflict by peaceful means and avoiding what can lead to further escalation.

She said that the State of Qatar’s call stems from its keenness on the Charter of the United Nations and the well-established principles of international law, including the obligations under the Charter to settle international disputes by peaceful means, and its commitment to the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of states.

Her Excellency pointed out that the world is going through difficult stages and multiple crises that are forcing many to move towards a safer place and a better future.

”This is what we see today for the Ukrainians who are experiencing a dark period in their history that forces them to flee, whether inside or outside Ukraine, to avoid war and its horrors, as is the case with the millions of refugees who have previously suffered from the scourge of war and the international community’s neglect of their suffering, such as the Syrian refugees, not to mention the longest tragedy of refugees in modern history, which is the tragedy of the Palestinian refugees, Lolwah Al Khater added.

In this context, HE the Assistant Foreign Minister said that the State of Qatar fears that the conflict will expand to include other neighboring countries in and around the Balkans, expressing Qatar’s sincere condolences to the families of the victims and its wishes for an urgent solution to this humanitarian tragedy.

Her Excellency also extended thanks to HE European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and HE Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, as well as those who hosted the conference in support of Ukrainian refugees and displaced persons.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Receives Copies of the Credentials of the State of Qatar’s Ambassador

HE Chief of Protocol at the Kingdom of Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Michael Zilmer-Johns received today a copy of the credentials of HE Nasser bin Ibrahim Al Lingawi as ambassador (non-resident) extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the State of Qatar to the Kingdom of Denmark.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Eriksen in Denmark squad for first time since cardiac arrest at Euros

Copenhagen, Christian Eriksen was called up to the Denmark national squad on Tuesday, the first time he has been selected since he suffered a cardiac arrest at the European Championship last year, reports Reuters.

Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand included midfielder Eriksen in the 23-man squad that will play against Netherlands and Serbia in friendly internationals at the end of this month.

“I expect Christian to go in and be a deciding factor for our team,” Hjulmand told Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet.

“I did not expect him to play right now, realistically I thought he would be ready by the summer. However Christian is with the squad because he is the best in that position.”

The 30-year-old signed for Premier League side Brentford in January as a free agent for the rest of the season after Inter Milan had to terminate his contract due to Serie A rules.

Eriksen, who has scored 36 goals in 109 internationals, was fitted with a special heart-starting device known as an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) device, which is not permitted in the Italian top flight.

“Christian is in a really good physical shape,” added Hjulmand. “I saw him against Burnley on Saturday where he was the best player out there. He is a player that thinks faster than most.”

Eriksen, starting his second competitive match since his cardiac arrest, set up a goal that put Brentford ahead in the 85th minute of their 3-1 win.

Denmark will play Netherlands on March 26 in Amsterdam followed by Serbia at home three days later in Copenhagen, the venue where Eriksen collapsed last year in their opening Euro 2020 match against Finland on June 12.

Denmark have already qualified for the World Cup in Qatar which starts in November. Eriksen said in January that his goal was to play at this year’s World Cup.

Source: Bahrain News Agency