MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has thanked His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces, for his nation’s help to stop the unfold of Covid-19 within the Philippines, particularly within the Bangsamoro.
In an official assertion from the Workplace of the President (OP), Duterte prolonged his gratitude to the Crown Prince in a phone dialog on Tuesday.
“The President thanked the Crown Prince for the UAE’s Covid-19 help of seven metric tons of medical provides, private protecting gear and 100,000 doses of Hayat Vax vaccines that boosted vaccination within the Bangsamoro Autonomous Area in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM),” the assertion learn.
The BARMM is the Muslim-majority autonomous area within the Philippines.
“We look ahead to additional working carefully with the UAE as we proceed addressing the challenges of the pandemic,” Duterte was quoted saying.
Duterte and the Crown prince additionally renewed dedication to additional strengthen the Philippines-UAE bilateral relations.
The President congratulated the UAE on its fiftieth Founding Anniversary and expressed appreciation for the care and concern for the virtually 600,000 Filipinos residing within the UAE.
In the meantime, Duterte conveyed honest regrets for being unable to proceed with the deliberate go to to the UAE to personally be certain that home measures to deal with Covid-19 stay sturdy within the face of rising variants.
He reiterated his want to undertake the go to to “an incredible nation underneath a ruler recognized for his equanimity” when circumstances enable.
Duterte additionally conveyed his regards to His Highness Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi.
Deliberate go to
The Crown Prince, for his half, stated he appeared ahead to a go to by Duterte on the most opportune time even in his private capability.
He stated he’s honored to talk with Duterte and completely happy to notice the expansion of the UAE-Philippines “bilateral relations to a stage each side will be pleased with.”
The Crown prince assured Duterte that the UAE authorities will proceed to care for Filipino nationals residing within the nation in one of the best ways it will possibly.
He stated the UAE advantages from the talents of Filipino staff and is completely happy to have them.
Duterte likewise congratulated the Crown Prince for his nation’s ongoing profitable internet hosting of the World Expo 2020 Dubai.
“Your profitable internet hosting of the Expo 2020 Dubai, the place the Philippines is an lively participant, is proof that Covid-19 will be overcome. The UAE is exhibiting the world the way it needs to be completed,” Duterte stated.
Terrorism and violent extremism
In the meantime, each the President and Crown Prince expressed solidarity within the face of constant threats posed by terrorism and violent extremism.
Duterte emphasised the Philippines’ dedication to “worldwide cooperation in combatting terrorism by all means in accordance with worldwide regulation.”
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, equally recognized by his initials, MbZ, is the son of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, “Father of the Nation” and the primary President of the UAE, and the brother of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE.
He’s married to Her Highness Sheikha Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, and has 4 sons and 5 daughters. (PNA)