His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed welcomed the ICRC President and discussed with him topics related to joint cooperation between the UAE and the international organisation on humanitarian and development fields and on coordinating the delivery of humanitarian aid provided by the UAE to the affected countries.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed emphasised that the UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is keen on implementing development, healthcare and educational programmes around the world, in line with its approach to humanitarian giving and relief for the needy people.
Maurer highlighted the ICRC's activities around the world and its strategies for tackling various humanitarian crises. He applauded the UAE for its continuous support to humanitarian relief operations and for its swift response to the appeals for relief, in addition to its development programmes in several countries, especially in the areas of healthcare and education.
Present were Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra, Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler`s Representative in Al Ain, Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Sheikh Omar bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan Chairman of the Board of Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care & Special Needs (ZHO), Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation.