The UAE’s Envoy to the United Nations on Friday said they are supporting and joining other countries in appealing for peace in Ukraine, reiterating calls for an immediate end to the Russia war.
Lana Nusseibeh, UAE Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN, said that UAE has voted in favor of the United Nations General Assembly resolution on the situation in Ukraine.
“We voted for this resolution, and we join the Member States in appealing to peace. A just peace that endures by recognizing all parties’ legitimate concerns and abides by the UN Charter’s principles of independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity,” Nusseibeh said in her address at the UN General Assembly’s emergency special session.
Nusseibeh said the conflict could only be resolved with diplomacy and communication.
“However, the avenues for dialogue must remain open more urgently than ever before, and we must pursue them together,” Nusseibeh added.
Nusseibeh added, “Despite deepening divisions, now is the time to take a step back, identify diplomatic off-ramps and engage constructively to end this conflict. It is also a time to summon our reserves of wisdom and experience to guide the way forward.”
Nusseibeh also expressed her country’s deep concern over the humanitarian developments in Ukraine and stated that the international community’s collective responsibility must be towards exhausting all efforts and using all diplomatic channels to prevent further deterioration of the humanitarian situation.
Moreover, the UAE also announced a $5 million contribution to the UN’s Humanitarian Flash Appeal and the Regional Refugee Response Plan for Ukraine and the money will be spent on all civilians impacted by the ongoing hostilities.
“We all need to galvanize UN efforts to promote dialogue, work towards an end to the hostilities, and address the humanitarian situation for those most desperately in need,” Nusseibeh concluded.
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