Since its establishment in 1971, the foreign policy of the United Arab Emirates has been characterized by wisdom, moderation and balance, in addition to advocating truth and justice, and extending its hand to all who seek help, relying in this on its social, cultural and moral legacy, which made it always adopt the basics of dialogue and understanding between brothers and friends, respect for international covenants, rules of good neighborliness, sovereignty and territorial integrity of states, non-interference in internal affairs, and peaceful resolution of disputes.
In fact, this policy, which constituted a strategic approach for the wise Emirati leadership, helped to strengthen the position of the UAE globally, as a country that calls for peace, tolerance, and international solidarity for the sake of the good and happiness of mankind worldwide.
We note that the approach that was established by the founder of the UAE and the builder of its renaissance, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, “may God have mercy on him”, formed a work and life approach in this civilized country, which never hesitated to extend a hand of aid and support to its Arab brothers, and to everyone who needs its help regardless of their nationality or geographic affiliation.
From this standpoint, the UAE has rushed to provide urgent humanitarian aid to those affected by the Beirut port explosion in Lebanon, including medicines and medical equipment, in addition to other necessary materials, and there are many other examples that we can cite in this field, whether on the Arab or international levels.
Perhaps what distinguishes the Emirati humanitarian aid is that it is not related to the political orientations of the beneficiary countries, nor to the geographical spot, race, or religion, but rather considers in the first place the human aspect that is the needs of the people, not to mention its effective role in fighting terrorism, calling for peace and promoting a culture of dialogue and accepting the other in the world.