Leader who strengthened the status of the UAE

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Under President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the UAE has seen its position and proactive role strengthened on the regional and international stage, forging strong relations with the outside world based on mutual respect and an unwavering commitment to resolving global disputes through through diplomacy.

The tentative leadership of the late Sheikh Khalifa has helped to enhance the UAE’s status as a regional cornerstone for achieving security and stability and promoting peaceful coexistence.

The late president had his thoughtful vision for the Arabian Gulf as a strategic region whose security and stability are fundamental to the security and stability of the world.

Under his leadership, the UAE continued to play an important role in deepening the cooperation ties between GCC states and their peoples, and effectively contributed to the sustainable development adopted by the region.

In doing so, the late Sheikh Khalifa was eager to follow in the footsteps of the Founding Fathers of the UAE and consolidate bridges of cooperation with all Arab countries on all fronts.

In recent years, when many Arab countries have faced great challenges, the UAE has contributed to maintaining Arab security by providing all possible means for the defense of Arab targets.

Amid the global health crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UAE stands unwavering behind Arab countries in addressing the impacts by shipping medical supplies, food and other humanitarian aid and services.

Under the late Sheikh Khalifa, the UAE forged strategic partnerships with emerging economic powers such as China, India and South Korea, while continuing with the superpowers led by the United States and Russia. It also continued to strengthen cooperative relations with the members of the European Union, especially France, Great Britain, Germany and other influential international powers.

Thanks to its wise policies, the UAE has maintained constructive diplomatic relations with about 200 countries around the world, with the Emirates now hosting about 110 foreign embassies and 75 consulates in its territory. Today, the UAE passport is on the list of the world’s 20 most powerful passports in the first quarter of 2022. The UAE passport was ranked 15th this year and 16th in 2021 with a visa-free/visa-free visa. on-arrival score of 173. In 2020, the UAE passport was ranked 18th. UAE passport holders can now enter 175 destinations around the world visa-free.

Thanks to its leadership, the UAE has established partnership ties with various international organizations and institutions, playing a prominent role in enabling these entities to carry out their responsibilities, the most important of which is to maintain international security and stability, promote the language of tolerance and dialogue between peoples, and strengthening the response to humanitarian emergencies.

Recently, for the second time in its history, the UAE won a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council for the period 2022-2023. In addition, the UAE won membership of the UN Human Rights Council for the period 2022-2024 in elections held among members of the United Nations General Assembly, and continued its efforts to promote human rights at the national, regional and international levels. and protect. The United Arab Emirates has cooperation agreements with more than 28 international organizations of the United Nations, which carry out about 80 advisory and technical missions in the territory of the Emirates.

On the humanitarian front, the UAE under the late Sheikh Khalifa continued to provide foreign aid to various countries around the world with the aim of reducing poverty and helping countries and societies in need, as well as promoting peace, prosperity and stability and economic growth. promotion in developing countries. Since its founding until mid-2021, the UAE has provided more than AED 320 billion in foreign aid to approximately 155 countries around the world.-With WAM

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