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 technological assistance, and learning from examples of success and failure of other countries.
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation video called his Canadian counterpart Francois-Philippe Champagne on Saturday. They discussed the bilateral relations between the UAE and Canada.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, UAE shared the discussion through the official twitter account of MoFAIC.
During the video call, the two sides also discussed the importance of boosting joint cooperation between the two countries in various fields, including economic, commercial, investment, defense, infrastructure, women, youth, and energy.
They also reviewed the latest development of the COVID-19 outbreak and the importance of coordinating and unifying efforts to curb its impact. They reiterated the necessity of enhancing joint work in the framework of international organizations.
Francois-Philippe Champagne also shared the details of his call with the UAE Foreign Minister through his official twitter handle.
They also commended the joint efforts of the concerned authorities and diplomatic missions in the UAE and Canada during the completion of the evacuation process of nationals of the two countries due to the pandemic.
The video call was attended by Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Minister of State, Khalifa Shaheen Al Marar, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Political Affairs, Fahad Saeed Al Raqbani, UAE Ambassador Extraordinaire to Canada, Marcy Grossman, Canadian Ambassador to the UAE, along with a number of officials in the two countries.
His Highness Sheikh Abdullah offered his sincere condolences and sympathy to Champagne on the victims of the virus and wished permanent security, safety, and prosperity to the friendly Canadian people.