Abdullah bin Zayed opens 3rd Annual International Maritime Counter-Piracy Conference

Abdullah bin Zayed opens 3rd Annual International Maritime Counter-Piracy Conference
2013-09-11 14:06:46

WAM DUBAI, 11th September, 2013 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, has declared that the UAE stands with and supports all the efforts and objectives of the Federal Government of Somalia and backs the Somali people in their legitimate quest for peace and prosperity.

His Highness added that during May this year, the UAE pledged USD 50 million for developmental projects in Somalia with confidence that this will contribute to providing a decent livelihood for Somali brothers.

The UAE’s Foreign Minister made these comments today during his welcome speech at the opening of the two-day ” 3rd Annual International Maritime Counter-Piracy Conference” in Dubai with the participation of more than 500 participants representing 50 countries.

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