Mohamed bin Zayed receives Executive Director of UN World Food Programme

ABU DHABI, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has underlined the UAE’s commitment to intensifying its humanitarian and developmental efforts, particularly for the sake of eligible people and vulnerable communities around the world.

H.H. Sheikh Mohamed made the statements while receiving at Qasr Al Shati here today the Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley.

The International Official hailed the significant humanitarian role played by the UAE regionally and internationally through its different relief aid arms, lauding the support lent by the country to WFP and other UN agencies concerned with food and medical assistance.

The essential role played by the WFP in providing humanitarian and food aid to millions of needy people around the globe was the crux of the meeting which touched as well on aspects of collaboration between WFP and UAE agencies and departments concerned.

The meeting occasioned a review of the challenges met by the WFP while performing its missions around the world.

“The UAE is diligently collaborating with various international agencies to carry out efficient and speedy assistance programmes with the ultimate goal of alleviating the suffering of those living in crisis-ridden regions around the globe,” Sheikh Mohamed re-affirmed.

“Giving and humanitarian solidarity are core principles the UAE policy since the establishment of the Union,” Sheikh Mohamed noted.

Attending the meeting were Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, the Undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court, Lt. General Issa Saif bin Ablan Al Mazrouei, and Deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, along with the accompanying delegation of the UN Official.

Source: Emirates News Agency