UAE, UNHCR reviewing cooperation

KIGALI, 8th March, 2019 (WAM) — The UAE Ambassador to Rwanda, Hazza Mohammed Al-Qahtani, Thursday received the Representative of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees to Rwanda, Ahmed Baba Fall, to review prospects of enhancing cooperation between the two sides.

The UAE boasts longstanding relations with UNHCR as part of the State’s well-established policies supporting global peace and stability as well as its solid contribution to resolving issues addressing the status of refugees and asylum.

The UAE and the UNHCR had signed a US$4 million agreement to provide emergency relief to South Sudanese refugees in Uganda. The signing marked the culmination of a pledge made by the UAE during the “Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees” held in the Ugandan capital Kampala.

WAM/Hatem Mohamed

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