Mon 13-02-2017 21:41 PM
ABU DHABI, 13th February, 2017 (WAM) -- His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, today received Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, UN, at Al Bahr Palace.
The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince welcomed Guterres and congratulated him on assuming his post as the UN Secretary-General, wishing him success in his mission. He also affirmed the UAE’s support to the UN efforts in all areas.
The meeting discussed a number of topics, as well as regional developments and the UN’s endeavours to bring about regional and global security, peace and stability.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed also stressed the importance of boosting the UN’s role to address current issues in the region and to come up with fair and equitable solutions that would help maintain regional and global security.
The duo also discussed other regional and international issues of interest besides the co-operation between the UAE and the UN organisations.
The UN Secretary-General praised the UAE’s humanitarian and developmental efforts across the world and its initiatives to lessen the plight of the needy people in those countries.
Others who attended the meeting were H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Rashid Al Mu’alla, Deputy Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain; H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region; H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler’s Representative in the Eastern Region; H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation; H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court; H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; H.H. Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs, ZHO; Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs; Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, the UAE’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Isma?l Ould Cheikh Ahmed, UN’s Special Envoy for Yemen, and a number of senior officials.