On the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Khalifa Shaheen Al Marar, Minister of State, participated in a ministerial-level meeting that brought together the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Yemen, and the United States.
In his remarks, Al Marar underscored the UAE’s support for diplomacy, partnerships, and constructive dialogue to reduce regional tensions and progress towards security and peace. “Conflict, unilateralism, and confrontation impede finding solutions. The UAE has played a prominent role in these priorities as it encourages conflict resolution and the development of the international system to combat terrorism and confront emerging challenges, as well as promote the full, equal, and meaningful participation of women in conflict resolution and peace processes, especially during our membership in the UN Security Council.”
Concerning regional developments, Al Marar underscored the importance of prioritising diplomatic solutions, dialogue, and de-escalation to reduce tensions and prevent the outbreak of new conflicts. Moreover, He stressed that recent initiatives in the Middle East are a prime example of countries’ efforts to reject differences, abandon ineffective approaches, and build new partnerships in various fields such as health, education, and industry in order to achieve growth and prosperity.
Furthermore, Al Marar underscored that the UAE aims to garner all possible support to maintain global peace and stability. He also expressed hope that the talks on the revival of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action would lead to a solution that could be accepted by regional actors.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation