Abu Dhabi: Ever since the COVID-19 crisis started the UAE has been working together with many other nations in fighting against the pandemic. The emirates have been discussing with leaders of various countries, helping needy nations, giving technical assistance and learning from examples of success and failure of other countries.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has reviewed ways of further developing the strategic partnership between UAE and EU over a phone call with Josep Borrell Fontelles, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
The discussion between the two also included various regional developments and issues of mutual concern, including Libya and Sudan.
Sheikh Abdullah said, “Turkey’s current role in the Arab region is not welcome and will have negative implications while highlighting the importance of the joint efforts of the international community to reach a political settlement to the current crisis.”
He also praised Egypt’s role in reaching a political solution to the crisis and achieving stability in Libya, noting that the UAE’s message to the entire world is one of peace, security, and development, as it aims to lead the efforts to resolve the Libyan crisis for the benefit of its fraternal people.
Sheikh Abdullah and Fontelles also discussed ways of reinforcing security in the Eastern Mediterranean region.
During the call, both sides affirmed that foreign intervention in Libya will not only harm the country but also neighboring countries and the entire region.
Sheikh Abdullah then stressed the UAE’s keenness to strengthen its ties with the EU and reinforce their cooperation while highlighting their distinguished relations and joint desire to enhance their relations in a number of fields.