Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan met his Syrian counterpart Walid al-Moualem in Damascus to discuss counter-terrorism and counterterrorism cooperation, regional issues and humanitarian aid, as well as regional and international concerns, a press release by the UAE foreign ministry said.
The Foreign Minister reviewed with his Syrian counterpart measures taken by the UAE to continue its support to the Syrian people, stressing the necessity to join efforts to forge a political solution to the crisis.
“We are confident that the Syrian people, who are ready to live a normal life, can reach a political settlement that can bring peace to the country. The issue of the upcoming municipal elections in Syria must be resolved in a timely way, as they are not only an indication of a political solution, but also contribute to the peace process,” said Sheikh Abdullah.
The UAE Minister thanked the Syrian government for the commitment and support it offered during the visit.
Syria’s Foreign Minister thanked the UAE for its “support in order to reach a political solution in the crisis,” and underlined the Syrian government’s keenness to re-establish good neighborly relations between the two countries.
“The important visit by the UAE Foreign Minister to Syria is a symbol of the rising interest in the security and stability of the Syrian people and their support to continue the fight against terrorism and to make progress in the political and security process,” Sheikh Abdullah said, calling for efforts to make efforts and coordinate more efforts to achieve the aims of the political agreement.
The Emirati Foreign Minister also discussed matters of mutual interest.