UAE President promotes tolerance at I2U2 summit

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President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan confirmed the UAE will continue to support every step towards promoting coexistence and constructive cooperation, at the first virtual Leaders' Summit meeting of the I2U2 Group.

Making the statement to the group which includes the UAE, the United States, India and Israel, His Highness said the UAE will continue building on its belief in peoples' right to have peace, stability, development and prosperity, and to achieve a better future for generations to come.

His Highness further stated that "only partnerships can overcome today's complex and overlapping challenges, the most important of which are food and energy security, climate change and healthcare."

He explained that the UAE believes that the economy offers the best way to achieve peace, security and progress, especially when governments and people have the will and courage to build partnerships and face challenges.

"This is embodied in the first projects of our quartet, which have focused on food, climate-smart agriculture, solar and wind energy, and energy storage," the UAE President continued.

During the summit, which saw the participation of US President Joe Biden, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the attendance of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed expressed his hope that their "quartet will be a model for those who desire peace and prosperity, and will provide evidence of the great opportunities lost through conflicts and squandered by blind extremism at the expense of people eager to live a good life."

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