Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has met with the Former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari
, on the sidelines of the sixth edition of the World Government Summit, being organised from 10th to13th February, 2018, in Dubai.
On Tuesday, Nobel peace prize laureate Martti Ahtisaari
told The Guardian that in 2012 Moscow suggested a reconciliation deal for Syria, suggesting to "find an elegant way for Assad to step aside" after launching peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition, RIA Novosti reported.
Former Finnish president Martti Ahtisaari
told British daily The Guardian in comments confirmed to Agence France Presse that Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, met with him privately in 2012 and suggested finding "an elegant way for Assad to step aside".
We have given our letter of invitation to Finland's Ambassador to be delivered to former Finnish President and UN Special Representative Martti Ahtisaari
who was the source of inspiration for our suggestions" Akbal added.
North Korea is also inviting other former state leaders to Pyongyang including former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari
, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, according to the source.
He was flanked by fellow elders, ex-Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari
and UN and Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi.
Concluding a five-day visit to the region, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Martti Ahtisaari
and Mary Robinson called on President Salva Kiir of South Sudan and President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan to meet as soon as possible to break the current cycle of mistrust.
2- President Gul will receive the chair of the Independent Commission on Turkey and former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari
and an accompanying delegation in Ankara.
The Elders are Martti Ahtisaari
, Kofi Annan, Ela Bhatt, Lakhdar Brahimi, Gro Brundtland, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Jimmy Carter, GraE*a Machel, Mary Robinson and Desmond Tutu (Chair).
Carter is accompanied by former Finnish president Martti Ahtisaari
, ex-Norwegian prime minister Gro Harlem Brundtland and former Irish president Mary Robinson.
According to the South Korean News Agency, Former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari
will join Carter's delegation to North Korea, said the source, noting that the group has already been known to include former Irish President Mary Robinson and former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland.
The current members are Martti Ahtisaari
, Kofi Annan, Ela Bhatt, Lakhdar Brahimi, Gro Brundtland, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Jimmy Carter, GraE*a Machel, Mary Robinson and the chair, Desmond Tutu.