Abdullah bin Zayed and Spanish FM discuss regional issues


Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Spanish Foreign Minister, José Manuel Albarez, discussed developments in the Middle East during a meeting in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

The two talked about the various repercussions, especially on the humanitarian level, and the efforts of the international community to reach a lasting ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and intensify the provision of humanitarian aid to civilians.

Sheikh Abdullah stressed the importance of strengthening international action to meet the humanitarian needs of the Palestinian people, and the necessity of having a sustainable system to deliver relief and medical aid to civilians in Gaza safely.

He also reaffirmed the UAE's support for all regional and international efforts made to reach a lasting ceasefire, which contributes to ending extremism, tensions and violence in the region and protecting civilian lives.

They also discussed UAE-Spain ties and cooperation, especially in the economic, investment and development fields.

Sheikh Abdullah welcomed the visit of Albarez, highlighting the UAE’s keenness to strengthen its cooperation with Spain to serve the mutual interests of the two countries.

The meeting was attended by Reem bint Ebrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, and Omar Obaid Al Hassan Al Shamsi, UAE Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain.

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