Khalifa receives Mahmoud Abbas
Posted on09/07/2007 09:21:10
President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan yesterday received at the Al Bateen Palace Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas. Deputy Prime Minister, Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, was present at the meeting during which the two leaders reviewed the latest developments on the Palestinian scene. Sheikh Khalifa reiterated the UAE's firm stance in support of the Palestinian people and its just cause. He also reiterated the UAE's support for the Palestinian National Authority. He called on the Palestinian people to rally together, unite and patch up their differences to enable them face the dangerous challenges facing them and their cause.
The UAE President urged the international community to work seriously to bring an end to the sufferings of the Palestinian people and to activate the peace process on the basis of the Arab Peace Initiative that would lead to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. The Palestinian President expressed profound gratitude to the UAE for its continuous support for the Palestinian people in various areas to enable them achieve their national objectives. (Emirates News Agency, WAM)
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