The whole collection of speeches delivered over 35 years by representatives of the United Arab Emirates before the United Nations General Assembly has been issued by the UAE Foreign Ministry.
The 429-page, six-section compilation entitled "The UAE speeches before the UN General Assembly from 1971 to 2006" offers a documentary overview of the UAE foreign policy based on speeches by its successive representatives at the world's largest annual meeting of the heads of states.
The speeches, organised in chronological order, were delivered by current UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed and former Foreign Ministers Ahmed Khalifa Al Suwaidi (1971-1978), Rashid Abdullah Al Nuaimi (1978-2006) and the late Saif Saeed Ghobash (1973-1977).
The introduction of the new book noted that the UAE, ever since it became a member of the United Nations in 9 December 1971, has been keen to commit itself to the principles outlined in the Charter of the United Nations and all affiliated organizations and entities.
Source: ‘Compilation of UAE Speeches Made to the UN’, UAE Interact, 4 November 2007.
Image: UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed.
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