UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan speaks at a press conference with his Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (not pictured) after their historic meeting at the Villa Borsig in Berlin, Germany, October 6, 2020. . REUTERS / Hannibal Ganschke / Poole
On Friday, the Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates expressed his country’s concern over the escalation of Israeli-Palestinian violence and called for a ceasefire and the start of diplomatic dialogue, the state-run WAM news agency reported.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan expressed condolences to all the victims of the fighting, citing the promise of the September agreements that made the UAE and Bahrain the first Arab states in a quarter century to establish official relations with Israel.
“The UAE is alarmed by the growing spiral of violence in Israel and Palestine. We express our condolences to all the victims of the recent fighting and join others in calling for an immediate end to the violence and hostilities, ”he said.
“The UAE calls on all parties to immediately take action to a ceasefire, start a political dialogue and show maximum restraint,” the minister added.
“We reflect on the promise of the Abrahamic Accords for present and future generations to live with our neighbors in peace, dignity and prosperity,” he said, offering his country support for all efforts to reduce tensions.
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