The UAE is all set to kick-off celebrations for the annual International Day of Peace by the United Nations on Monday.
The country, with a long history of promoting peace and reinforcing stability around the world and region, will celebrate the event post signing-off on the ‘historic’ peace accords with Israel – a real opportunity for Middle Eastern countries to bring in calm, following decades of conflict that have, sadly, impacted the future of thousands.
The UAE affirms that the Abraham Accords will enable them to better support the Palestinian people and achieve their aspirations to have an independent, peaceful nation in due time.
Under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE hopes to spreading the message on a global scale, contributing
to international efforts aimed at achieving the same.
Cases in point, over the past decades, the UAE has participated in peacekeeping operations as part of many international initiatives.
In 1976, the country took part in the Arab Deterrent Force in Lebanon to prevent the eruption of a civil war and maintain peace.
In 1991, it participated in the Peninsula Shield Force to liberate Kuwait with other Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, countries and under the framework of the global alliance.
The UAE is also committed to supporting other countries and rebuilding the damage caused by conflicts in Somalia, where it sent an army battalion in 1993 as part of a UN force, upon a Security Council resolution.
In 2003, the UAE participated in peacekeeping operations with over 1,200 soldiers, who played a key role in securing the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Afghan people.
After the riots in Bahrain and the foreign interventions in its internal affairs in March 2011, the UAE participated in the Peninsula Shield Force to support the country, which maintained the security, stability and unity of its people.
In 2014, the UAE joined the global alliance against ‘Daesh’ and participated in military operations against the terrorist group in Syria, along with other Arab and foreign countries.
And these are to list a few.
Since the era of the Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the emirates has always been a key player and torch-bearer towards universal peace, and continues to carry that flame to this day.
[Sourced from WAM]