UAE regrets attempt to target Saudi Arabia diplomatic missions in EgyptApr 29, 2012 - 12:20 -
WAM Abu Dhabi, April 29th, 2012 (WAM) -- Ambassador Dr. Abdul Rahim Yousuf Al Awadi, Assistant Foreign Minister for Legal Affairs has said that United Arab Emirates is watching the development closely over the Saudi Arabia's recall of its ambassador from Egypt and the closure of its consulates in Alexandria and Suez.
It also regrets the attempt to target Saudi diplomatic missions in Egypt and try to affect historical relationship between the two countries.
"UAE stresses security and safety of diplomatic works, missions and diplomats besides the need for strict adherence to all the terms of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations in particular Article 22 and 29," the official said.
Ambassador Al Awadi added that protection of diplomatic missions and diplomats become essential for maintaining Arab relations and unjustified escalation should be contained in the backdrop of developments witnessed by the Arab world.
UAE hopes that the crisis will be overcome for the benefit, well-being and prosperity of the people of both countries, the official added.