Anwar Gargash
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Abu Dhabi: UAE Minister of State for Overseas Affairs, Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash, has reiterated the peace treaty with Israel “is not going to be on the expense of the Palestinian trigger and the inalienable rights of the Palestinian individuals.”

Addressing the Arab overseas ministers’ assembly Wednesday, he mentioned that the treaty “consists of an Israeli settlement to cease annexing Palestinian lands, which constitutes an necessary achievement and step in direction of peace, and the success of a requirement that the member states and the worldwide group have agreed upon, along with being one of many targets contained within the Arab Peace Initiative to succeed in a simply and sustainable answer to this problem.”

Gargash mentioned: “There’s a actual alternative to revive peace efforts and initiatives on the problem of the Arab-Israeli battle,” noting that “the answer to the problem is within the fingers of the Palestinian and Israeli sides.”

He added: “It should be confused that the UAE’s choice on regular relations with Israel is a sovereign one, and inside the recognised sovereignty of the nation state over its choices, and it’s not directed towards any celebration, and it’s not linked in any respect to the polarisations that the area is witnessing, sadly.

“Moderately, in its fundamental content material, it seeks to tell apart between the political state of affairs and the traditional relations that the UAE believes will result in opening new horizons that assist the problems of prosperity and stability within the area.”

Gargash defined that “the rising quantity of challenges and crises dealing with our Arab area requires collective motion, a rise in cooperation and coordination, coping with these challenges with rationality, knowledge and steadiness, giving precedence to political options over escalation and confrontation, to realize every part that might lay the foundations for improvement, safety, stability and peace within the area and pushing for the strengthening of joint Arab motion, in a approach that achieves the hopes and aspirations of our peoples.”

He identified that “overseas interference within the inside affairs of Arab nations remains to be persevering with, which has led to the emergence of latest crises and labored to extend the tempo of extremism and terrorism, assist terrorist teams and armed militias, and destabilise safety and stability within the area, which has develop into insupportable to extra conflicts and challenges.”

Gargash mentioned: “Turkish interference within the inside affairs of Arab nations is a transparent instance of damaging meddling within the area, because it continues its provocative actions, whether or not straight within the Arab nations or by their proxies from militias and armed teams, along with making statements threatening the sovereignty, safety and stability of states, and their persevering with risk to the safety and security of maritime navigation within the Mediterranean waters, in a transparent violation of related worldwide legal guidelines and conventions and a breach of state sovereignty.”

The UAE minister mentioned that Iranian interference “remains to be persevering with by its assist for armed militias and terrorist teams in some Arab nations, and Iran continues to threaten the safety and security of maritime visitors, power provides in waterways within the area and its improvement, explaining that “states’ respect for his or her authorized obligations and the ideas of fine neighborliness will stay the fundamental requirement of the UAE”, which “renews its name on Iran to positively reply to its repeated requires a peaceable answer to the problem of the three occupied Emirati islands, Larger Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa, by direct negotiations or resorting to the Worldwide Court docket of Justice.”

He reaffirmed the UAE’s assist to the coalition in assist of legitimacy in Yemen, led by Saudi Arabia, urging all events in Yemen to take clear steps to implement the Riyadh Settlement and keep away from escalation, and the need for a ceasefire, on condition that the whole implementation of the Riyadh Settlement is a foundation for political motion within the subsequent part.

“We additionally affirm our assist for the efforts of the UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths to succeed in a peaceable and sustainable answer to the Yemeni disaster, and the UAE continues to assist the Yemeni individuals in varied improvement, humanitarian and charitable sectors to beat the challenges they face,” Gargash mentioned.

Gargash strongly condemned the continuation of terrorist assaults by the Houthi militia on the territory of Saudi Arabia, and the assault on its civilian and important infrastructure with the assist of Iran, which is a flagrant violation of worldwide humanitarian legislation, reaffirming the necessity to cease the repeated assaults on the Kingdom, and to work collectively to safe worldwide navigation and power provides, and the seek for options, based mostly on respect for sovereignty and non-interference within the inside affairs of states.


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