Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

UAE pledges to fight Against Terrorism

Laxmi Vijith | September 20, 2016 12:52 pm Print
UAE considers itself an important partner in all regional and global alliances that combat terrorism on a security, cultural and intellectual level said Dr Thani Ahmad Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment

The UAE stands against all forms of terrorism and religious extremism that destructs and destroys the peace of society and global world and also affects national harmony.

This announcement was made at the 17th meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) which is held in Margarita, Venezuela by Dr Thani Ahmad Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment.

On the occasion, the minister also called for a combined international effort to curb issues of terrorism and religious extremism at all levels.

Dr Thani Ahmad Al Zeyoudi has been quoted as saying to Gulf News that, “It is important that all countries unite and follow a comprehensive strategy to combat terrorism straight at its source and track down those who commit such acts.”

He also added that,The UAE considers itself an important partner in all regional and global alliances that combat terrorism on a security, cultural and intellectual level.

He also added that the country has a clear foreign policy which is based on non interference in the affairs of its neighbours and other countries.

He also mentioned about the UAE’s call to Iran to be responsive for a peaceful solution for Iran’s occupation of the three UAE islands, Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa, either through direct negotiations or through international jurisdiction in accordance with the United Nations (UN) convention and the principles of international law.

As regards the situation in Syria, he said that UAE continued to work towards putting an end to the war and the humanitarian crisis that the Syrians are going through.

He was also quoted as stating that the UAE supports the constitutional legitimacy of Yemen, respects its sovereignty and independence and refuses interferences in its internal affairs.

The minister also emphasised the UAE’s stance regarding the importance of the Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian and Arab lands. He said it’s important to support the state of Palestine to achieve full membership in all international organisations and treaties.

He also mentioned that the UAE condemns the nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as it is in opposition to the UN Security Council’s resolutions and poses a great threat to global security and stability. He also stressed the importance of curbing the spread of weapons that leads to mass destruction around the world.

In conclusion, Dr Al Zeyoudi renewed the UAE’s call to the countries of the non-aligned movement to further their commitment to climate change, and encouraged them to join the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena), which has its headquarters in Abu Dhabi, and to benefit from the programmes and opportunities the agency offers in the area of renewable energy.

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