The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has urged UN agencies and member states to take joint action to identify countries that support and finance terrorism so they can be held accountable for their actions.
According to reports, this call was made at a recent United Nations High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace by UAE’s Minister of State Zaki Nusseibeh.
In his statement before the meeting, the UAE minister said that an effective approach to peace building and long lasting peace in the world must be comprehensive and it must consider national, regional and international dynamics rooted on national ownership of political policy as well as on institutional solutions.
Nusseibeh further explained that the UAE’s approach to peace building has always been long-term and multifaceted, with prevention as the core of this endeavor.
The minister further explained that the UAE is an active contributor to the security of the region and has fully taken part in all the international coalitions in Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Bosnia-Kosovo and the Gulf, as well as the fight against the Islamic States (Daesh).
Nusseibeh said that his country is supporting the legitimate government of Yemen while also contributing to the reconstruction of the war ravaged Arab country. He also pointed out UAE’s efforts in providing emergency assistance to the refugees of Syria while also ensuring that Daesh is pushed out of Iraq.
Zaki Nusseibeh opined that the most important of all the moves to prevent conflicts and promote peace is channeling multilateral efforts to end the support and financing of terrorism. For now the UAE has taken steps, he said, along with its partners and allies to stop the activities of countries bent on spreading the evil and immoral policies that have brought problems to the Middle East.
The minister concluded by saying that the UAE is committed to the political resolutions and the UN-led processes aimed at providing long-term peace across the world, and most especially in Libya, Syria and Yemen.