Our foreign policy rejects violence: Khalifa

Posted in Broader Middle East | 06-May-08 | Source: Gulf in the Media

Emirates News Agency-WAM

The foreign policy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been based on solid principles, namely rejection of violence and aggression, extending bridges of cooperation with all peace-loving nations, non-interference with the international affairs of other countries, encouraging dialogue as means of solving inter-state disputes, supporting just causes under the umbrella of legitimacy and international law, and extending a hand to brothers and friends, stressed His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.

His Highness praised the Commanders, Officers, NCO’s and Soldiers of the UAE Armed Forces for their allegiance, dedication and sacrifice which he said enabled “this homeland to stay big, secured strong and prosperous, and fare into future with steady, confident steps strengthening a victorious civilized march founded by our ancestors who wisely appreciated the unified armies’ paramount role in defending the homeland, bringing prosperity to the people and building the nation.”Shaikh Khalifa made his remarks in a speech carried by the Dira’ Al-Watan magazine (Arabic for Shield of the Nation), on the occasion of 32 nd Anniversary of the Unification of the UAE Armed Forces.