The UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, Reem Al Hashemi, said before the United Nations General Assembly on Sunday that the UAE emphasizes that the peaceful path is the best way to deal with crises in the Middle East region.
In her speech, Al-Hashemi stressed the need to “hold serious discussions to reform the Security Council.”
She added: “Dividing the world into a logic of for or against did not result in any political solutions, and no party will emerge victorious.”
Regarding Emirati policy, Al Hashemi pointed out that “the UAE’s ultimate goal is to activate the principle of zeroing out problems to move forward towards comprehensive peace, security and stability.”
Regarding the Palestinian issue, the Emirati official explained that her country “believes that an independent Palestinian state must be established on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.”
Al-Hashemi touched on the issue of racist practices, stressing that “they must be addressed, especially discrimination against women and girls in Afghanistan.”
In her speech, Al-Hashimi addressed the climate issue, saying, “Climate change is a crisis that represents a pivotal stage that the world is going through.”
She pointed out in her speech that “the COP28 conference scheduled to be organized in the UAE focuses on activating the Loss and Damage Fund.”