WASHINGTON, 15th December, 2022 (WAM) — Abdallah bin Bayyah, Secretary-General of the Abu Dhabi Forum for Peace, participated in the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which is currently being held in Washington, with the attendance of more than 50 delegations from Africa.
The summit aims to discuss various security challenges, anti-terrorism efforts and developmental issues.
On the sidelines of the summit, bin Bayyah met with several presidents and representatives of African countries, including Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria, Umaro Mokhtar Sissoco Embaló, President of Guinea-Bissau, and Mohamed Bazoum, President of Niger, as well as Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission.
In his statement on this occasion, bin Bayyah said that the visit embodies the vision of the UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, which aims to spread peace and openness around the world and promote the values of tolerance, coexistence and respect, which is the strategic vision of the historic speech of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed to the nation in July 2022.
The invitation to participate in the summit recognises the UAE’s efforts to promote peace and reconciliation in the continent, in light of the country’s vision that values coexistence, reconciliation and tolerance, he added.
bin Bayyah then highlighted the success of the African Conference for Promoting Peace, noting that the African Heads of State and Government Summit adopted the Nouakchott Declaration, which was issued by the first international forum of the African Conference for Promoting Peace.
He also highlighted the UAE’s cultural journey and pioneering initiatives, as well as the strategic partnership of the Abu Dhabi Forum for Peace and the African conference, which aims to create a platform that gathers decision-makers, scholars and the youth.