UAE’s Distinguished Diplomatic Activities at the United Nations
- 30 September 2014
The UAE’s diplomatic activities d1uring the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly can be described as vital, efficient and excellent considering the country’s engagements. The meetings held by UAE Foreign Minister His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan in New York with representatives of different countries, and his speech before the UN General Assembly, showed the UAE’s diplomatic influence and its clear position on regional and international issues at a global platform. The engagements also revealed the UAE’s comprehensive and effective strategies to deal with challenges facing the region and the world.
Generally speaking, the UAE’s diplomatic activities during meetings of the UN General Assembly, and on its sidelines, give a lot of positive indications. First, the UAE has a strong presence in international assemblies and has significant influence in building international approach on various issues and crises. This is evident in the keenness of representatives of various countries to meet UAE Foreign Minister His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan to be briefed on the UAE’s opinion and to recognize the positions taken by the country.
Second, the UAE, under the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (may God protect him) is eager to contribute effectively in any international effort to tackle the threats facing humanity be it the environment, terrorism and extremism, or wars and conflicts. This is based on established principles that have governed the UAE’s foreign policy since the era of Founder of the UAE, the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (may God bless his soul) who worked for peace, stability and development in the whole world.
Third, the UAE’s comprehensive model of development, combining economic progress, political and social stability and cultural values that promote moderation, tolerance and openness, enhance its foreign policy and strengthens its influence at both regional and global arenas. This makes its voice heard and is deemed significant by countries in the East and the West at the United Nations or elsewhere.
The hectic activities conducted by the UAE delegation on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York is part of an effective foreign policy that has achieved great success at various levels. This policy has managed to strengthen the UAE’s political, economic and trade ties with different countries in recent years and has broadened its horizons at the international arena, serving the objectives of development inside the country.