Humanitarian Initiatives Central Component Of UAE’s Foreign Policy
The National: One of the key pillars of this country’s foreign policy is humanitarian relief
Jamal Sanad Al Suwaidi, director general of the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research
“The UAE aims to make its mark in the field of humanitarian work. It has achieved this aim by launching a series of initiatives to confront challenges and strengthen global resilience to natural disasters. … In fact, one of the key pillars of this country’s foreign policy is humanitarian work. … There are extensive statistics that prove that the UAE’s humanitarian approach is a core part of its foreign policy. … Two initiatives, in particular, stand out in that they have attracted the attention of the international community and humanitarian organizations. These are the UAE Water Aid (Suqia) campaign and the Polio Eradication Initiative. … [T]he UAE has borne its fair share of international social responsibility. … [T]he UAE works in philanthropy apolitically, raising zero suspicion of funding extremism. This is why its endeavors are always welcome, not just by international charity organizations, but by governments around the world” (9/5).