UAE, UN Focus on De-escalation Efforts in Phone Call

The United Arab Emirates' President, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, held a phone call on February 5, 2024, to discuss pressing regional issues and the need for de-escalation.

The conversation, according to a statement from the UAE's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, centered on various topics of mutual concern, with particular emphasis on developments in the Middle East and the critical imperative to contain tensions and prevent a wider escalation. The leaders acknowledged the significant threat such a scenario posed to regional and international security.

The phone call comes amidst ongoing anxieties surrounding the situation in the Gaza Strip. Sheikh Mohamed and Guterres underscored the urgency of international collaboration to achieve an immediate ceasefire, safeguard civilian lives, and ensure the unimpeded delivery of humanitarian aid.

Their discussion also delved into efforts aimed at preventing further regional instability and fostering a path towards peace, with the two-state solution highlighted as a cornerstone for regional stability, progress, and prosperity. Sheikh Mohamed reaffirmed the UAE's unwavering commitment to supporting the UN's humanitarian efforts in the Gaza Strip, emphasizing the critical need to alleviate the suffering of its residents and address their pressing needs in the face of challenging circumstances.

Secretary-General Guterres expressed his appreciation for the UAE's consistent support for the UN's humanitarian role in Gaza. The leaders further recognized the significance of bolstering the endeavors of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the necessity for collaborative action during this trying period for the Palestinian people.

The phone call underscores the ongoing international diplomatic efforts to de-escalate tensions in the region and pave the way for a more peaceful future. The UAE, a key player in the Middle East, has emerged as a significant voice advocating for dialogue and regional stability. The UN, under Guterres' leadership, continues to play a crucial role in mediating conflicts and promoting peaceful solutions.

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