ABU DHABI – Doğan News Agency Report
United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan has condemned the downing of a Russian jet by Turkish F-16s, while addressing the fifth meeting of the UAE-Russia joint ministerial committee at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Abu Dhabi.
Speaking back on Nov. 27, al-Nahyan also underlined the UAE’s condemnation of a series of terrorist acts that recently struck many countries.
He criticized Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian SU-24 jet along with the deadly downing of a Russian airplane in Egypt that was claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
The statement did not address Turkey’s name directly, but simply condemned the downing of the jet.
A Russian SU-24 fighter jet was shot down by Turkey near the Syrian border due to the violation of Turkish airspace on Nov. 24.
Russian Trade and Industry Minister Denis Manturov chaired Moscow’s delegation at the UAE-Russia joint meeting, which was also attended by UAE Minister of State Sultan bin Ahmed Sultan al-Jaber, a number of senior officials and business representatives from both countries.
Ways to enhance bilateral economic, trade and investment cooperation were also discussed at the meeting.