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17 April 2024

Obama envoy in UAE on Mideast peace mission

US President Barack Obama's Middle East peace envoy George Mitchell discussed with General HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces, ways of achieving a lasting ceasefire in Gaza, the official Wam news agency reported.

Mitchell's visit came as part of his second regional tour ahead of a donors' conference on Gaza in Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh on Monday.

He briefed Sheikh Mohammed on his meetings with the other parties, Wam reported late on Saturday. Sheikh Mohammed said the United States, Europeans and Arabs should work together to find a solution to the conflict based on the Arab peace initiative, Wam reported.