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UAE President Urges Immediate Ceasefire at GCC-ASEAN Summit

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed reaffirmed the UAE's appeal for an immediate ceasefire and the cessation of hostilities between Israel and Palestine.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE, led the UAE delegation to the joint summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and also the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which commenced in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

UAE Calls for Immediate Ceasefire:

During his address at the summit, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed reiterated the UAE’s call for an immediate ceasefire and an end to hostilities between Israel and Palestine. 

He emphasized the grave consequences of the ongoing conflict, particularly in humanitarian terms. He called for protecting civilians and establishing humanitarian corridors for medical and relief aid to Gaza.

Strengthening Regional and International Cooperation:

The President expressed his gratitude to Saudi leaders for bringing these two major intergovernmental organizations together, marking a new cooperation phase between the GCC and ASEAN. 

The collaboration between the two entities is set to enhance shared interests and cooperation in various developmental sectors.

Sheikh Mohamed highlighted the importance of international cooperation in addressing global challenges, including supply chain disruptions, energy and food security, climate change, pandemics, and conflicts. 

He underscored the significance of building trust, resolving disputes, and promoting global peace and stability through international collaboration.

The UAE’s upcoming hosting of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) was also mentioned, with Sheikh Mohamed emphasizing the country’s commitment to addressing climate change and its hope for the participation of ASEAN countries in this collective endeavor.

The summit allowed Sheikh Mohamed to meet with leaders from the GCC and ASEAN, reinforcing diplomatic relations and shared goals.

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