UAE Aware of Regional and International Developments

  • 27 May 2007

The UAE has emerged as an important power with an influential role and status at the regional and international levels. This is the result of its sapient and dynamic foreign policy and the remarkable transformation of its political and economic strength in the Middle East region. A brief look at the UAE’s current political, economic, and cultural activities in recent times confirms this fact. Today, President His Highness Sheikh Khalifah bin Zayed Al Nahyan (May Allah preserve him), is making a visit to the Sultanate of Oman that underscores the strength of the relationship between the two countries and bolsters the long and constructive history of relations between the neighbors. Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi is today hosting a meeting of the Higher Council of the Arab Women Organization, which will be presided the President of the Arab Women Organization and Higher Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, in the presence of 15 First Ladies of Arab countries. This confirms the UAE’s role in supporting the cause of women and its contribution toward enabling them at different levels.

Meanwhile, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, recently completed an important visit to South Korea that was considered a major success for UAE– Korean relationship because of its significant achievements, especially in the economic sphere. The recent visit by His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to the United States underscores the position that the UAE enjoys at the international stage. During his visit, His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s met top-level US officials, including US President George Bush, US Vice President Dick Cheney, a number of senior US officials and distinguished personalities from the political, economic, and intellectual fields. The visit made many successful achievements at the political and economic levels. For its part, the UAE has also played host to many prominent international leaders. US Vice President Dick Cheney and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited the country recently.

These developments are not coincidental, but are the result of a wise policy that has won the respect, prestige, and trust of the world. This success has come with pioneering achievements and economic success that has become a center of attraction and admiration at both the regional and international scenes. In addition, the UAE pursues a balanced foreign policy that seeks the promotion of dialogue with all parties, and supports world peace and solidarity of mankind for facing its common problems. It extends a helping hand to the innocent caught in conflict or those suffering from humanitarian and natural disasters. The active and effective UAE role in the Middle East region is well received by the world, as it offers the course of understanding and stability. This is reflective of the basic principles of the UAE’s wise policies.