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Palestinian President commends UAE’s assistance

Palestinian President commends UAE's assistance
Palestinian President commends UAE’s assistance

(Ramallah) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has commended the firm position of the UAE towards the Palestinian people and the Palestine cause.He added that the UAE’s support to the just Palestinian cause has remained consistent.
President Abbas made the remark, while receiving Ahmed Juma Al Za’abi, UAE Deputy Minister for Presidential Affairs, Deputy Chairman of the Khalifa Foundation, and the delegation accompanying him.
He noted that the UAE tops the countries that back the Palestinian issue, citing the unwavering support of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan to the Palestinian people, a legacy sustained by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
President Abbas said the opening of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Al Azaria, near Jerusalem, reiterates the UAE’s support to Jerusalem and its Arab character. “It is a model for Emirati giving to the Palestinian people.” He noted that each Palestinian senses the UAE’s help through the development programme in terms of schools, Mosques and hospitals in the Palestinian territories, adding that the UAE charitable bodies have an impact in Palestine.
On his part, Al Zaabi conveyed the regards of the UAE President to the Palestinian President, adding that the opening of the Sheikh Khalifa Mosque in Jerusalem today “cherishes UAE’s support to Palestinians in all fields.” The aim behind building the Mosque, he continued, is not only to pray but to assert the need of construction in Palestinian territory.
Among those present were UAE Ambassador to Jordan, Non Resident Ambassador to Palestine, Abdullah Nasser Sultan Al Ameri, Ahmed Al Tanaiji, Head of the UAE Representative Office to the Palestinian National Authority, Mohammed Hajji Khoori, Director-General of the Khalifa Foundation and other senior officials.
On the Palestinian side, the meeting was attended by Youssef Ideiss, Minister of Waqf and Religious Affairs, and a number of Palestinian officials.
(Courtesy WAM)

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