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The Head of State meets a number of leaders participating in the Development and Immigration Conference in Rome

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, may God protect him, met separately on the sidelines of the International Conference on Development and Migration in the Italian capital, Rome, His Excellency Kais Saeed, President of the Republic of Tunisia, His Excellency Najib Mikati, Prime Minister of the Lebanese Republic, His Excellency Charles Michel, President of the European Council, and His Excellency Ursula van der Leyen, President of the European Commission.

His Highness discussed with the participants in the conference – during these meetings – various aspects of cooperation and joint work and ways to support and develop it for the common interest of all.
His Highness’s meetings also dealt with the work of the conference and its outputs, expressing their wishes that the conference achieve its desired goals in promoting effective international cooperation to stop irregular migration and preserve human lives by developing a comprehensive and integrated vision to deal with this phenomenon, its causes and challenges.

Participants praised the UAE’s announcement of its financial contribution of $100 million to support development projects in countries affected by the phenomenon of irregular migration, including support for the initiatives put forward in the “Rome Process”, appreciating the country’s approach and efforts in supporting humanitarian fields and its constructive and influential contributions in facing common global challenges.

The meetings were attended by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Advisor for Special Affairs at the Presidential Court, and Her Excellency Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation.

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