Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Governor of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s National Security Advisor, met with Jake Sullivan, the American National Security Advisor, at the White House in Washington D.C. yesterday. The meeting underlines the strong strategic partnership between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United States of America, and covered a wide range of international and regional issues of mutual interest.
Both sides praised the significant and varied partnerships between the two nations. Sullivan highly appreciated the UAE’s efforts and preparations to host the upcoming United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 28) in November at Expo Dubai. In addition, the UAE’s global leadership in clean energy technologies was noted, including their partnership with the United States to accelerate the transition to clean energy.
Both parties stressed the importance of building reliable technological ecosystems and utilizing advanced technology to improve human welfare in the Middle East and the world. They pledged to boost cooperation within the Global Infrastructure Partnership and investment frameworks.
Jake Sullivan reaffirmed the USA’s commitment to the security of the UAE and its partners in the region, emphasizing the intent to diplomatically deescalate conflicts and tensions in the region.
The two parties also discussed ways to deepen cooperation based on the Abraham Accords, including the I2U2 Group, comprising of the UAE, India, the United States, and Israel, with shared goals towards a more integrated, prosperous, and stable Middle East.
Both sides expressed their anticipation to maintain close communication on these issues and others.