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New York - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign Minister, met yesterday with Ban Ki-Moon, the UN Secretary-General, at the organisation's headquarters.

The two discussed ways of enhancing cooperation between the United Arab Emirates and the United Nations, and exchanged views on important regional and international issues, particularly current developments in Syria and Egypt, and the situation in Middle East in general, including developments in the Israeli - Palestinian peace negotiations and the Iranian file, as well as other issues of common concern.

The UN Secretary-General briefed Sheikh Abdullah on the priorities of the United Nations during the next phase, and its views on developments in Egypt and on the Syrian crisis, including the issue of the Syrian chemical programme. Ban Ki-Moon also briefed Sheikh Abdullah about international efforts being made to prepare for the convening of the Geneva-2 Conference.

The UAE Foreign Minister reaffirmed the UAE's firm support for the UN's efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis and to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people, as well as its efforts in support of peace negotiations. He reiterated the UAE's commitment to continue its support for the activities of the United Nations, especially the political and humanitarian efforts to restore stability in Syria and the region as a whole.


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