His Highness and the US Vice President emphasised the urgency of halting the deterioration of humanitarian conditions for civilians in Gaza…reports Asian Lite News
UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan yesterday received a phone call from Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States, to discuss concerted efforts to enhance the urgent humanitarian response in the Gaza Strip and bolster the provision of humanitarian assistance to civilians impacted by escalating military activity.
His Highness and the US Vice President emphasised the urgency of halting the deterioration of humanitarian conditions for civilians in Gaza, safeguarding their lives in line with international humanitarian law, and prioritising the delivery of relief and the establishment of safe corridors to facilitate the critical work of humanitarian organisations.
The call also addressed the need to advance towards a clear political horizon to achieve a comprehensive, just, and sustainable peace that ensures the stability of the wider region and averts worsening violence and further crises.
Earlier, Harris had reiterated support for Israel during her visit to London, The Times of Israel reported. She said that the US would not add any conditions on the support given to Israel to defend itself.
Last week, UAE Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan has participated in the coordination meeting of Arab foreign ministers and the Palestine Liberation Organisation and with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
During the meeting, the ministers emphasised the need for an immediate ceasefire, underscoring the importance of intensifying efforts to provide immediate and sustainable flow of humanitarian aid to civilians.
They also discussed the repercussions of the current situation and its effects on the security and stability of the region.
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed emphasised the priority to protect civilians and the need to strengthen humanitarian response to fast-track the delivery of relief and medical aid to them safely and sustainably. He also highlighted the importance of focusing on ways to end extremism, tension and escalating violence in the region.