NEW YORK: The UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan met with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba in New York on Thursday, the Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.

The two officials had their meeting on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, according to WAM.

The officials discussed bilateral relations between the UAE and Ukraine and ways to further develop joint cooperation across various sectors, especially food security and trade exchange.

Al-Nahyan and Kuleba also reviewed the latest developments in the Ukrainian crisis, with the UAE official highlighting his country’s readiness to support all efforts to restore stability and peace through a sustainable diplomatic solution, WAM reported.

The meeting was attended by Reem bint Ibrahim Al-Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation; Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and the Environment; and Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh, Assistant Minister for Political Affairs and Permanent Representative of the UAE to the United Nations.

The UAE envoy also met earlier with other counterparts including Gabrielius Landsbergis of Lithuania; Jan Lipavský of the Czech Republic; Zbigniew Rau of Poland; Anniken Huitfeldt of Norway; Urmas Reinsalu of Estonia and Jerome Xavier Walcott of Barbados.