© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan speaks at a press conference with his Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (not shown ) following their historic meeting at Villa Borsig in Berl
CAIRO (Reuters) – UAE Foreign Minister on Friday expressed his country’s concern over escalating Israeli-Palestinian violence and called for a ceasefire and openness diplomatic dialogue, the official WAM news agency reported.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan offered his condolences to all victims of the fighting, citing the promise of September agreements that made the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain the first Arab states in a quarter of a century to establish formal ties with Israel.
“The UAE is alarmed by the escalation of violence in Israel and Palestine. We express our condolences to all victims of the recent fighting, and we join others in calling for an immediate end to the violence and hostilities “, did he declare.
“The UAE calls on all parties to take immediate action to commit to a ceasefire, engage in political dialogue and exercise maximum restraint,” the minister added.
“We reflect on the promise that the Abrahamic Accords hold for present and future generations to live with their neighbors in peace, dignity and prosperity,” he said, offering his country’s support to all efforts to defuse tensions.
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