ABU DHABI, TGO: The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Chancellor of Austria exchanged views on a number of regional and international issues of common concern.
The UAE is doing everything in its power to encourage peaceful solutions to the Ukraine crisis, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said on Sunday as he held talks with the Chancellor of Austria, Carl Nehmer.
Sheikh Mohamed said that through the UAE’s presidency of the UN Security Council in March, the country is cooperating with all parties concerned to promote international peace.
As the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince received Nehmer on Sunday, the two leaders exchanged views on a number of regional and international issues, foremost of which is the Ukraine crisis and its impact on global security and peace. They underlined the need to find a peaceful settlement for the crisis through dialogue, negotiation and diplomatic solutions, and stressed the importance of providing humanitarian support to the affected civilians to ensure their protection and assistance.
Sheikh Mohamed and the Austrian leader also discussed the prospects of further strengthening bilateral relations in light of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.
The UAE is keen to advance the partnership between the two nations in various fields, particularly in economy, technology, energy, education and other domains, Sheikh Mohamed said, as he noted the growing relations of Austria and the UAE over the past years.
The Austrian chancellor thanked Sheikh Mohamed for the warm reception and hospitality, stressing Austria’s keenness to strengthen its relations with the UAE at all levels, with the objective of supporting security and stability in the region and the entire world.
The meeting was attended by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; Dr Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology; Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment; and Hamad Al Kaabi, the UAE ambassador to Austria, along with the delegation accompanying the Austrian chancellor.
The Austrian chancellor awarded Mohammed Abdullah Al Junaibi, chairman of the Federal Protocol and Strategic Narrative Authority (FPSN), the ‘Great Decoration of Honor’ in appreciation of the close and effective cooperation between the UAEs and Austria in various fields, including the Special Olympics activities.