Abdullah Bin Zayed to hold meetings with NATO '&' ISAF leaders
WAM CHICAGO: H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister will hold meetings with leaders of a number of member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and leaders of 19 member countries of NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on the sidelines of NATO two-day summit in Chicago.
Nicola de Santis, Head of the Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) and Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) Section, NATO Political Affairs and Security Policy (PASP) Division, in statements to WAM, underscored the participation of the UAE in the Chicago summit of the 28-member NATO.
He expressed appreciation of efforts by the UAE to promote security, peace, stability and economic and social prosperity in Afghanistan and other restive parts of the world in order to help the international community build global peace and security.
"The UAE's presence at the Chicago summit will further the concept of partnership within the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative in the next decade, in areas such as technical training and information exchange," Santis said.
The Nato official expected that relations between the UAE and the organization will see wider cooperation based on the interest of both sides in furthering partnership within Istanbul Cooperation Initiative.
Sheikh Abdullah is accompanied to the Chicago Summit by Ambassador of the UAE to the U.S Yusuf Mana Al-Otaiba, Staff Major General Faris Al-Mazrouie, Assistant Foreign Minister for European Affairs and Ambassador of the UAE to NATO Mohammed Al-Naqbi.