MORONI, 5th June, 2016 (WAM)–Othman Ghazali, President of the Union of the Comoros, has praised the UAE, led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, for supporting the development process in his country.

Appreciating the stance of the UAE, led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, he added that the UAE development and humanitarian initiatives build the capacities of the people of Comoros.

He made the remarks while receiving in his office in the Comoros capital, Moroni, a delegation of Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, headed by Dr. Mohammad Ateeq Al Falahi, Secretary-General of the ERC, and accompanied by Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Jarwan, Speaker of the Arab Parliament.

The President of Comoros Islands said the UAE is one of the key partners for his country in the development and provision of essential services. He cited a number of projects in critical areas.

Ghazali reiterated that the UAE has always been a forerunner in backing the Comoros people in all circumstances, expressing his appreciation for the assistance provided by the Emirates Red Crescent in all fields. “I personally monitors with great admiration the humanitarian initiatives undertaken by the ERC on the international humanitarian arena,” he added.

For his part, Dr. Al Falahi stressed the strength of relations between the UAE and the Comoros Islands, which witnessed a steady growth thanks to the leaders of the two countries.

He said that the humanitarian support provided by the UAE to the people of Comoros Islands stems from the fraternal links between the peoples of the two countries. Dr. Al Falahi stressed that the UAE will spare no effort to back brothers in the Comoros, and boost their capabilities to cope with humanitarian repercussions.

The meeting was attended by a number of ministers in the Comoros government.