Abdullah Bin Zayed meets OIC Secretary-General, UN Secretary-General, UNGA 73 President and Costa Rica’s Vice-President
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres received Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, UNGA 73, in New York.
Secretary-General Guterres praised the UAE’s role in humanitarian aid assistance, as well as its role played in the rapprochement between Eritrea and Ethiopia.
Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed affirmed the UAE’s keenness to continue building and strengthening partnerships with international bodies and institutions in the development and humanitarian sectors, as per the directives of the country’s leadership.
In another meeting, Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces , President-elect of UNGA 73, received Shaikh Abdullah on the sidelines of the General Assembly, where they discussed issues of mutual concern.
Shaikh Abdullah and Garces exchanged views on current developments and efforts to address pressing global challenges, especially those related to the UNGA’s agenda.
At the end of the meeting, the two sides agreed to enhance joint coordination and cooperation efforts.
Meanwhile, Shaikh Abdullah met Costa Rica Vice-President Epsy Campbell Barr also on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly and discussed with him bilateral ties between the UAE and Costa Rica, and means of enhancing them across various sectors.
Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed and Vice-President Barr also discussed issues of interest to both countries at the regional and international arenas.
Shaikh Abdullah also met with Dr Yousuf Bin Ahmad Al Othaimeen, Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and discussed with him means to enhance cooperation between the UAE and the OIC further.
Shaikh Abdullah and Dr Al Othaimeen also exchanged views on a number of security and economic issues on the OIC’s agenda, as well as regional and international developments of mutual concern.
Shaikh Abdullah also met with Esmail Ould Shaikh Ahmad, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mauritania; Kang Kyung-wha, Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Korea; Simon Coveney, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland; Sven Mikser, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia; Teodor Melescanu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania; Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, and Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs of Belgium.
During the meetings, Shaikh Abdullah discussed with his counterparts bilateral relations and means of developing and strengthening them across diplomatic, economic, cultural, commercial, investment and tourism sectors.
They also exchanged views on the latest regional and international developments on mutual concern, as well as the UNGA agenda.
Shaikh Abdullah and Simon Coveney signed a bilateral air transport agreement between the UAE and Ireland. Shaikh Abdullah also signed an agreement with his Estonian counterpart to boost air transport relations between the two countries.
Reem Bint Ebrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International Cooperation, Dr Sultan Bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State, Ambassador Lana Zaki Nussaibeh, UAE’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, attended the meetings.
UAE Ambassador to Pakistan, Hamad Obaid Ebrahim Salem Al Zaabi, and UAE Ambassador to South Korea, Abdullah Saif Al Nuaimi, were also present.
Dr Anwar Bin Mohammad Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, also held bilateral meetings with key participating officials on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly.
On Friday, Dr Gargash met with Edgars Rinkevics, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia; Abul Hassan Mahmoud Ali, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh, and Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway.
During the three meetings, the parties discussed political, diplomatic and economic relations and ways to enhance them. They also exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual concern.