UAE's Main Goal: Stability in the Region

  • 23 October 2013

The UAE’s policy towards Arab and foreign countries is guided by a genuine desire of maintaining regional security and stability in order to best serve development plans for the welfare of people. This explains the visit of His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to Saudi Arabia on Monday and His Highness’ talks with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Majesty King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, as well as  with His Majesty King Abdulla II of Jordan over regional as well as international developments. These talks are significant in many ways:

First, the UAE is always an important and effective partner of any Arab plan dealing with issues of the Middle East and the Arab world. Hence, the UAE’s presence is felt strongly as it offers great insight which is valued by all concerned parties.

Second, the UAE is always open to engaging with all sides in the Arab world and is a strong believer in coordinated action as it belieives it is essential for meeting regional challenges coming from different sources and at various levels in order to maintain higher Arab rights and development.

Third, the UAE is a source of regional stability and is an indispensable player in the peace and security equation of the Middle East; thanks to the wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (may God protect him).

The UAE’s wise leadership is well aware of the daunting challenges facing the Arab region at this crucial juncture. It also believes in being proactive and not reactive in its decision-making and in laying out effective Arab policies and visions to confront these challenges. The Arab region has been the main focus for the UAE’s foreign policy since the days of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (may God bless his soul).

The UAE has demonstrated that stability, development and living in harmony and peace with the Arab people are main objectives of its foreign policy. This is evident in its stance on issues pertaining to Yemen, Egypt, Syria, Libya, Tunisia and other nations. Our wise leadership finds it essential to support and assist Arab nations to overcome their difficult conditions, to help them progress toward a better future and avoid being exploited by certain powers that pursue an agenda that runs contrary to the higher interests and regional security of the Arab world.