UAE Participates as Guest Country in Moscow Format of Consultations on Afghanistan

The UAE participated as a guest country in the fourth round of the Moscow Format of Consultations on Afghanistan, which was held in the Russian capital, Moscow, with the participation of 13 countries, as well as Russia: China, India, Pakistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, in addition to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey, which attended as guest countries alongside the UAE.

Hamad Al Habsi, Deputy Head of the UAE Mission to the Russian Federation, delivered a speech before the session in which he thanked Russia for inviting the UAE to participate in recognition of the important role the country plays. Al Habsi reiterated the UAE position calling upon the international community to cooperate in order to reach a solution to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and extend relief to the Afghan people to provide them with a decent livelihood. In this regard, Al Habsi underscored the UAE’s support for the Afghan people and international efforts aimed at building a more sustainable future.

Al Habsi also highlighted the importance of pursuing efforts to restore stability and achieve recovery in Afghanistan in cooperation with regional and international partners while working to serve the interests of the Afghan people and improve their living conditions. He also reiterated the UAE’s strong condemnation and permanent rejection of all forms of violence and terrorism aimed at destabilizing security and stability in contravention of all human values and principles.

Moreover, Al Habsi stated that the UAE has extended a helping hand as part of its firm commitment towards the Afghan people. He noted that in recent years, the UAE has provided over AED 6.2 billion with the aim of supplying food and improving health services, water and sanitation, housing, and education, with a special focus on women and girls.

Al Habsi also discussed other humanitarian efforts to help the Afghan people, pointing to the establishment of a humanitarian air bridge to meet the needs of Afghan families. He stated that to date, the air bridge has delivered more than 285 tonnes of food and urgent medical supplies to Afghanistan.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation

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