President Sheikh Mohamed discusses Gaza war with Emir of Qatar

Leaders meet to discuss a number of regional and international issues

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President Sheikh Mohamed and Sheikh Tamim, the Emir of Qatar, have spoken of the need for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza during talks in Abu Dhabi.

The two leaders discussed the need to protect civilian lives and end the suffering in the enclave, news agency Wam said, and their wish to see a lasting peace based on a two-state solution.

Broader issues about the need for stability in the region were also on the agenda.

Sheikh Mohamed and Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Presidential Court, and Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, welcomed Sheikh Tamim at the capital's presidential airport.

Sheikh Mohamed affirmed the UAE's support for Qatar in hosting the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in 2026, and confirmed that the UAE will withdraw its request to host the meetings.

He wished the Emir and Qatar every success in hosting the gatherings.

Sheikh Tamim thanked Sheikh Mohamed for the UAE's support for Qatar's candidacy as host. Sheikh Tamim left the UAE shortly after 3pm.

Updated: June 02, 2024, 4:27 PM