Sheikh Abdullah: “GCC stance on Egypt has become more unified”

WAM ABU DHABI, 13th November, 2013 (WAM) — by Mohammed Aamir — H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister has said that GCC stance has become more unified on Egypt, and the world community should come forward to helping the Arab republic emerge from the current situation.

” We denounce any act of terrorism against Egyptian police, army and people at large,” the UAE foreign minister said on Wednesday at a joint press conference with German Foreign Minister, Guido Westerwelle, held here at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Sheikh Abdullah said that Egypt is very important to the region, citing its “political and religious weight”, noting that “all political forces in Egypt should join hands together for the stability of the country. He also urged the friends of Egypt all over the world to help speed up the negotiations between the IMF, World Bank with Egypt, and play their role in the development of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

Answering a question on Iran, Sheikh Abdullah said, “Today we are having the German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle here, and earlier we received the US Secretary of State, John Kerry. These are the officials of the countries who took part in the “P5+1″ meeting on Iran in Geneva. This development links us.” He further stated that in addition to Iran’s disputed nuclear programme, there are many other issues that needs to be discussed, referring to Iranian involvement in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Gulf.

“We hope a change in stance of Iranian President Hasan Rohani’s government towards the UAE, especially resolving the dispute over our three islands: Abu Mousa, Greater Tunbs and Lesser Tunbs, which are being occupied by Iran.” — MORE — MN WAM/AM

Leave a Reply