H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has hosted an official reception on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.
The reception was attended by a number of heads of state and government, foreign ministers of friendly Gulf, Arab and other foreign countries, along with senior officials of international organisations and the US administration, and members of the UAE's official delegation to the UNGA.
Sheikh Abdullah welcomed the attendees and conveyed the greetings of the UAE's leadership and its aspiration to strengthen bilateral relations with their countries.
His Highness affirmed that constructive partnerships and fruitful international cooperation are the ways to confront the current challenges, most notably food and energy security. "We must work together to transform these challenges into opportunities for sustainable development, progress and prosperity."
The Foreign Minister pointed out that the UAE's message to the world is a message of peace, security and stability, as it is the approach the nation has taken since the establishment of the union, and on which it relies to achieve a prosperous and sustainable future.
He affirmed that the values of tolerance, coexistence and human brotherhood secure opportunities for a decent life, development and progress for all peoples worldwide.