Leader who increased the stature of the United Arab Emirates

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

The prudent leadership of the late Sheikh Khalifa contributed to advancing the UAE’s stature as a regional cornerstone for achieving security and stability and promoting peaceful coexistence.

The late president had his considered vision for the Arab 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 its significant role in deepening the cooperative ties between the GCC states and their peoples and contributed effectively to the sustainable development initiatives adopted by the region.

In doing so, the late Sheikh Khalifa was keen to follow in the footsteps of the Founding Fathers of the UAE, building bridges of cooperation with all Arab nations on all fronts.

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

During the global health crisis, triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UAE has been unwavering by Arab nations to deal with the repercussions by sending medical supplies, food and other humanitarian aid and services.

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

Thanks to its wise policy, the UAE maintains constructive diplomatic relations with around 200 countries around the world, with the Emirates now hosting around 110 foreign embassies and 75 consulates on its territory. Today, the UAE Passport is ranked in the list of the 20 Most Powerful Passports in the World in Q1 2022. The UAE Passport ranked 15th this year and 16th in 2021 with a Visa/Visa Waiver score in arrival of 173. In 2020, UAE passport ranked 18th. UAE passport holders can now enter 175 destinations around the world without a visa.

Thanks to his leadership, the UAE has established partnership ties with various international organizations and institutions and has played a leading role in enabling these entities to fulfill their responsibilities, particularly the maintenance of international security and stability, promoting the language of tolerance and dialogue between peoples and strengthen the response to humanitarian emergencies.

Recently, the United Arab Emirates won for the second time in its history a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council for the period 2022-2023. Furthermore, the UAE won membership of the UN Human Rights Council for the term of 2022-2024 during the elections that took place among the members of the United Nations General Assembly, continuing its efforts to promote and protect human rights in the United Nations. national, regional and international levels. The UAE has cooperation agreements with more than 28 international organizations of the United Nations, which carry out around 80 consultative and technical missions on UAE soil.

On the humanitarian level, the UAE, under the late Sheikh Khalifa, has moved forward in providing 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 stimulate economic growth. in developing countries. From establishment to mid-2021, the UAE has provided over AED 320 billion in foreign aid to around 155 countries worldwide.-With WAM

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