Mohammed bin Rashid holds a “remote” meeting with the Foreign Minister and a group of UAE ambassadors


His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God preserve him, chaired a remote meeting with His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and a number of UAE ambassadors accredited abroad through video technology During his visit, His Highness reviewed the conditions of the diplomatic and consular corps of the UAE in a number of countries, in light of the global efforts made to contain the outbreak of the new epidemic of the Corona Virus / Covid-19 /.

His Highness also reviewed the various preventive measures and measures taken by the country’s embassies abroad to ensure the security and safety of citizens in the host countries, students, patients and visitors, and communicate with them and follow up on their affairs and reassure their health, and meet all their needs, as well as the role played by the country’s diplomatic missions in providing all Forms of support and assistance to local communities, which reflects the Emirates humanitarian message that extends a helping hand to all peoples without discrimination based on race, color, or belief, and in isolation from any political considerations.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum also commended the efforts of the operations room in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, which supervised communication with all citizens of the country abroad and made all necessary arrangements to return them to the Emirates.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said: “The efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and our diplomatic cadres are appreciated … We send a message to the world through them that we support any joint international efforts and any global cooperation to mitigate the health and economic impacts of this epidemic on mankind.” His Highness added: “Our message to the countries of the world Through our ambassadors: We are the strongest of society, united, and cooperative … and the world after this epidemic needs a different, developed and rapid system of cooperation. ”

His Highness affirmed by saying: “Our diplomatic cadres have proven exceptional competence … We salute their efforts … and we recommend them to take care of their health and the health of their work teams and their families all over the world.”

His Highness continued: “The efforts of Sheikh Abdullah and the country’s ambassadors abroad and the operations room within the ministry were quick and proactive and showed a complete readiness to deal with all circumstances.” His Highness stated that “The UAE is one team internally and externally … and the UAE citizens have a permanent priority internally and externally … and the crisis has demonstrated competencies Sons of the Emirates, “indicating his highness that” the return of most of our students and our citizens abroad to the land of the state has been smoothly … and those who remain for exceptional circumstances are the subject of continuous and permanent care … The citizen is a citizen wherever he is. ”

The tele-meeting held by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, along with His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, included the UAE Ambassador to the United States of America Youssef Manea Al Otaiba, and His Excellency Abdullah Saif Al Nuaimi, UAE Ambassador to the Republic of South Korea And Dr. Ali Obaid Al Dhaheri, the UAE’s ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, Abdullah Abdullah Al Sabousi, the UAE’s ambassador to Australia, Hafsa Abdullah Al-Ulama, the UAE’s ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, and Mansour Abdullah Belhoul, the UAE’s ambassador to the country United KE, HE Omar Obaid Al Shamsi, horse UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Italy, HE Majid Hassan Al Suwaidi UAE Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain, and Shaima Gargash Vice President of the UAE mission in the United States.

In conclusion, His Highness, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was keen to stress the importance of providing a healthy and healthy work environment, and take all precautionary measures in this regard, preserving the safety of employees in embassies and providing them and their families with support, and monitoring the conditions of citizens as well as residents of the state Those who were unable to return to the Emirates land in light of the closures and suspension of flights, stressing his highness on the need for the state missions abroad to fully exercise its diplomatic role and provide all educational and logistical services to citizens, and urged them to adhere to the instructions that Derha countries in which they reside, and that every Emirati be abroad the best ambassador for his country by participating in local and voluntary efforts to resist the epidemic and to ensure the safety of communities and people.

For his part, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan stressed that the leadership of the UAE, led by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, may God protect him, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces is keen to consolidate its diplomatic approach by cooperating with all countries of the world in lending a helping hand to societies that need support and assistance and developing and consolidating international cooperation, especially in these circumstances the world today.

His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan extended his sincere thanks to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, praising His Highness’s keenness to follow up all the details of governmental and institutional work, through direct supervision of the work of ministerial, administrative and executive teams, and to provide all facilities and technical and logistical support to ensure Continuity of work, study and remote achievement is equally efficient and effective in these exceptional times due to the outbreak of the Corona virus emerging / Covid pandemic – 19 / in the world.

Operations Center .. Speed ​​and efficiency
Since the outbreak of the new Corona Virus pandemic crisis (Covid-19), the Operations Room of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has played a vital role in addressing the consequences of the epidemic, reducing its consequences and harnessing all logistical facilities to evacuate citizens abroad and ensure their return to the land of the Emirates as quickly as possible. The center plans and supervises all evacuations of citizens abroad as well as supporting foreign missions in the country in the evacuation of its citizens, through the development of evacuation plans that were characterized by a high degree of efficiency, effectiveness and flexibility.

From the beginning of the crisis to the end of March, the return and coordination of 1,743 citizens and citizens of the country has been evacuated and coordinated, through 39 evacuations. The Ministry’s Operations Center operates between 12 to 15 people in shifts throughout the day, where their primary mission, whether in ordinary or exceptional circumstances, is to respond to any urgent or urgent request, and often emergency cases are specific to UAE citizens abroad, in order to ensure Ensure their safety.

Emirati humanitarian efforts
The UAE has worked to ensure the safety of its embassies and representative missions abroad by taking all precautionary and preventive measures to combat the emerging Corona virus, maintaining the safety of its diplomatic and consular staff, the safety of auditors, activating the remote work system in embassies and consulates, and providing social, material, technical, and logistical support to employees, as well as All citizens outside the country have been contacted to check on them, meet their needs and urge them to abide by the instructions and directions of the governments of the countries in which they reside to ensure their safety and protection, and facilitate their return to the Emirates.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs was keen to activate the “presence” service, one of the best services that the UAE provides for its citizens abroad, to follow their affairs and their conditions first, and provide all services to help them face any circumstance, in addition to organizing their return to the Emirates, through direct communication with them and providing all facilities Necessary in this regard.

In addition, to embody the UAE’s endeavor to provide support and support to sisterly and friendly countries, the Humanitarian City of Abu Dhabi received a number of nationals of some countries who were evacuated from the Chinese province of Hubei, the epicenter of the outbreak of the new Corona virus, at the request of their countries, within the framework of the human values ​​adopted by the UAE in Standing beside societies, offering them all forms of assistance, and alleviating their suffering, especially in such difficult circumstances. The evacuation operation was carried out by an equipped plane equipped with integrated medical services. The operation included 215 people from Arab and friendly countries, with the participation of a team of volunteers that included pilots, hosts and the medical and administrative team. The nationals received an integrated health care throughout the quarantine period, in accordance with the protocols of the World Health Organization, until their safety is confirmed, amid Arab and international praise for this humanitarian initiative.

The Emirati leadership has also been keen to communicate with the leaders of many brotherly and friendly countries and confirm its readiness to provide everything necessary to confront the new Corona virus epidemic and unify its efforts with the efforts of the international community to contain and eliminate it and enhance the capabilities of countries to confront it.


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