French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian had a telephone conversation on April 20 with his Emirati counterpart H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
Find out more in the statement published by the UAE news agency WAM.
Abdullah bin Zayed, French Foreign Minister discuss global fight against coronavirus
ABU DHABI, 20th April, 2020 (WAM) — H.H Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, discussed, with Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the friendship and strategic cooperation between the UAE and France, as well as several regional and international issues of common concern.
During their telephone conversation, Sheikh Abdullah reviewed the efforts made by the two countries to address the coronavirus pandemic by exchanging expertise and adopting best international practices to monitor and deal with the patients. They both emphasised the significant role of R&D in facing the virus repercussions.
Sheikh Abdullah praised the preventive and precautionary measures taken by France to deal with the crisis and address its fallout.
He added that the current crisis requires global synergy to contain the effect of the disease at various levels, affirming the UAE’s keenness to coordinate with friendly countries on overcoming the crisis, and achieving sustainable development.
The UAE’s top diplomat expressed his sincere condolences to Le Drian and the French people on the victims of coronavirus.
He wished the government and people of France, as well as all peoples around the world, good health and safety, stressing the UAE’s support for the global efforts to overcome the crisis.