ABU DHABI, 18th November, 2022 (WAM) — The United Arab Emirates participated as an invited country in the fourth round of Moscow Format consultations on Afghanistan, held in the Russian capital, Moscow, with the participation from 13 countries, as well as Russia: China, India, Pakistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, in addition to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and of Turkey, who participated as guest countries alongside the United Arab Emirates.
Hamad Al Habsi, Deputy Head of Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the Russian Federation, delivered a speech before the session in which he thanked Russia for inviting the United Arab Emirates to participate in recognition of the important role that play the country. Al Habsi reiterated the position of the United Arab Emirates calling on the international community to cooperate in order to reach a solution to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and to provide relief to the Afghan people to provide them with decent means of subsistence. In this regard, Al Habsi underscored the UAE’s support for the Afghan people and international efforts to build a more sustainable future.
Al Habsi also stressed the importance of continuing efforts to restore stability and achieve recovery in Afghanistan in cooperation with regional and international partners while working to serve the interests of the Afghan people and improve their living conditions. He also reiterated the UAE’s strong condemnation and continued rejection of all forms of violence and terrorism aimed at destabilizing security and stability in violation of all human values and principles.
Additionally, Al Habsi said the UAE has extended a helping hand as part of its strong commitment to the Afghan people. He noted that over the past few years, the UAE has provided over AED6.2 billion with the aim of providing food and improving health services, water and sanitation. , housing and education, with a particular focus on women and girls.
Al Habsi also spoke about other humanitarian efforts to help the Afghan people, highlighting the establishment of a humanitarian air bridge to meet the needs of Afghan families. He said that to date, the airlift has delivered more than 285 tons of emergency food and medical supplies to Afghanistan.