NEW YORK, -- H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the UAE, on Thursday held more political one-on-one meetings with his foreign counterparts on the sidelines of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

He met with Finland's Minister of Foreign Affairs Timo Soini; Colombia's Minister of Foreign Relations Maria Angela Holguin Cuellar; Tanzania's Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Regional Integration Augustine Mahiga; New Zealand's Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray Mccully; San Marino's Secretary of State for Foreign and Political Affairs Pasquale Valentini; Slovakia's Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Miroslav Lajcak; Albania's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ditmir Bushati; Georgia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mikheil Janelidze, and Germany's Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

He also met with Yemane Gebreab, Special Political Advisor to President of Eritrea.

The meetings explored ways to promote bilateral relations between the UAE and the respective countries in various spheres as well as co-ordinating positions on key regional and international issues of common interest that are on the agenda of the UNGA.

Meanwhile, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed and his Slovakian counterpart Miroslav Lajcak signed an agreement on encouraging and mutually protecting investments between the two countries.

From the UAE, Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International Cooperation, Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State, and Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, UAE's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, also attended the meetings.

Source: Emirates News Agency