Mohammed, Blair Confer on Mideast peace efforts
Posted on27/07/2007 08:24:45
General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces received in Abu Dhabi yesterday evening Tony Blair, Envoy of the Middle East Peace Quartet, who is currently visiting the UAE as part of a tour of the region.
Sheikh Mohammed welcomed Blair and wished him success in his mission. He expressed his hope that Blair's efforts would contribute to boosting regional and international drive for attaining peace in the Middle East.
Sheikh Mohammed and his guest reviewed efforts being made to achieve peace in the region. He praised the Quartet's role to revive the stalled peace process and its continuous efforts to realise aspirations of the Palestinian people in establishing their independent state on their national land in line with the international legitimacy resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative.
The meeting was attended by Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Rashid Hareb Al Falahi, Director of the Foreign Minister's Office, Yusouf Mana Al Otaiba, Director of International Affairs at Sheikh Mohammed's Court and Edward Oakden, British Ambassador in the UAE. Later, Sheikh Mohammed hosted a dinner in honour of Blair. (Emirates News Agency, WAM)
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