Abu Dhabi, 13 August 2022 (TDI): Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba held a telephonic conversation.
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Ukrainian counterpart discuss bilateral relations, Ukrainian crisishttps://t.co/PsxRLrS0dQ
— OFM (@OFMUAE) August 12, 2022
During the conversation, the two sides discussed bilateral relations between Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates. They also examined prospects to enhance cooperation between the two countries.
According to the statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of UAE, the two leaders reviewed current developments in Ukraine. In addition, the two sides also discussed regional and International issues of mutual interest.
The Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates appreciated the current UN-Turkey brokered agreement between Ukraine and Russia.
Meanwhile, he also expressed the UAE’s readiness to support all the efforts toward a peaceful solution to the Ukraine-Russian war.
Furthermore, Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba thanked UAE for its support in United Nations and for providing Humanitarian aid.
In our call today, the UAE Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed and I discussed global food security. Grateful to the UAE for supporting Ukraine within the UN and providing humanitarian aid. Proposed the Emirati side to take active part in Ukraine’s Fast Recovery Plan.
— Dmytro Kuleba (@DmytroKuleba) August 11, 2022
The Ukrainian Foreign Minister also proposed UAE to take part in Ukraine’s Fast Recovery Plan. The Fast Recovery Plan is for rapid reconstruction of social facilities in the country. The country’s estimation shows that it has lost $750 billion as a result of the War till now.
The diplomatic relations between the United Arab Emirates and Ukraine were established on October 15-1992. Ukraine maintains an Embassy in Abu Dhabi, which was opened in 1994.
In April 1993 the first Ukrainian governmental delegation headed by Prime Minister Leonid Kuchma visited the UAE.
Furthermore, UAE opened its Embassy in Kyiv in 2013. The bilateral trade between the two countries reached 900.6 million USD in 2020.
On 7th March of 2022, UAE sent an aircraft carrying three metric tons of emergency aid to Ukraine to assist the war-affected people.