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The UAE emphasizes the importance of renewing the peace process in the Middle East

The UAE emphasizes the importance of renewing the peace process in the Middle East

New York (Union)

At a Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, the United Arab Emirates stressed the need to refrain from taking provocative actions that could undermine the prospects for a two-state solution and peace, calling for continued humanitarian and development aid to the fraternal Palestinians. People.
In a statement issued by Ambassador Mohammed Abu Shehab, Deputy Permanent Representative of the State of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations, “We emphasize the importance of the international community, and in particular the Security Council, seizing the important opportunities that now exist. To revitalize the peace process in the Middle East and achieve a two-state solution in which a Palestinian state is established, the region is independent and sovereign on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.
He added: “After many crises and complex challenges occupy our region, the intensive diplomatic movement we have seen in the past is in line with the UAE’s well-established approach, focusing on regional security, sustainable development and effective diplomacy. The establishment, this momentum aims to establish security and stability throughout the region, so that its people can enjoy prosperous economies and peaceful societies, using initiatives to strengthen cooperation and strategic partnerships at the regional and international levels.
He continued: “Along with these positive trends, we hope to restore confidence between the Palestinian and Israeli sides, and we have seen some steps that pave the way for restoring and providing an appropriate environment for the peace process in the Middle East. A return to negotiations, including the recent high-level contact between the two sides, which is to engage in dialogue.” We hope to reflect the light of hope in offering new opportunities.
Ambassador Abu Shehab said: “In this context, the UAE appreciates the recent steps, including approving the reunification of 5,500 Palestinian families, approving 6 structural maps for Palestinians in the West Bank and reopening a crossing in the northern West Bank to enter the city of Jenin.”
He urged the international community to work to support recent positive steps and encourage more, with the aim of bringing both sides back to the negotiating table. International Legal Resolutions and the Charter of the United Nations.
He noted that the congestion, escalation and violent clashes seen in the past should not take any provocative measures that could worsen these conditions, stressing the need to stop all illegal practices in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem. It undermines prospects for a two-state solution and peace, including the construction and expansion of settlements and the confiscation of Palestinian land and property.
According to the statement, the ambassador said: “In light of the deteriorating economic, health and humanitarian conditions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, the UAE continues its historic commitment to support the fraternal Palestinian people in humanitarian, health, social and educational fields.”

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Supports the East Jerusalem Hospitals Network
The UAE recently committed $25 million to support Al-Makkas Hospital, a key part of the East Jerusalem Hospital Network, a pillar of the Palestinian Health Authority, Ambassador Muhammad Abu Shehab said in a statement to the Security Council.
He urged the international community to continue providing humanitarian and development aid to the Palestinian people, expressing the UAE’s appreciation for the United Arab Emirates’ announcement this month of an aid package to support the economic and health sectors of occupied Palestine. Territory.
One of the most important aspects of current diplomatic efforts in the Middle East is the fruition of regional initiatives that reflect a genuine desire to reach peace that permeates all of our peoples and opens up opportunities for major cooperation. Helping regions and countries address critical challenges.
According to Abu Shehab, this is evident in recent summits in the region, including the Jeddah Security and Development Summit and the (I2U2) Summit, coupled with the recent visit of US President Joe Biden. It signifies the UAE’s willingness to build on these efforts to achieve security, stability and prosperity for our region and the world.