Sheikh Abdullah, German counterpart discuss global issues


The two sides also tackled a number of issues of common concern and the latest developments on the regional and international arenas..reports Asian Lite News

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in a phone call with Annalena Baerbock, the German Minister for Foreign Affairs, discussed the strategic relations between the two countries and joint cooperation in all fields.

The two sides also tackled a number of issues of common concern and the latest developments on the regional and international arenas, in addition to ways to enhance security and stability in the region.

Sheikh Abdullah highlighted the well-established strategic relations between the UAE and Germany and the continuous cooperation and coordination between the two countries in order to strengthen them and develop prospects for joint cooperation in various sectors to achieve the mutual interests of the two friendly countries and their peoples.

Recently, both Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz have underlined the need to avoid a war over Ukraine and to settle the crisis via diplomatic efforts.

Scholz said despite the positions of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and the European Union may differ from those of Russia, dialogue remains crucial.

Europe is faced with one of its most dangerous crises in decades and there is an urgent need to defuse the tensions regarding Ukraine and prevent a possible war, the German leader stressed.

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As a war in Europe is “unimaginable,” Scholz considered it the duty of both Putin and himself to prevent any military escalation on the continent.

“Diplomatic opportunities have not yet been exhausted … We have heard that some (Russian military) units are being withdrawn (from the borders) and this is a good sign,” Scholz said.

As for Russia’s security concerns, Scholz assured Putin that NATO’s expansion is not even on the agenda.

German Pavilion at Expo 2020

Recently, Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, visited the German at Expo 2020 Dubai. The Germany Pavilion, one of the largest at Expo, is located in the Sustainability District and is entitled “Campus Germany”.

The design of the pavilion is inspired by a university campus, and focuses mainly on science, knowledge, technological development. It recreates a research and innovation environment, focusing on employing digital technologies and artificial intelligence on a large scale.