Saudi Defense Minister Meets Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

WAM22.04.2016 KSA
Saudi Defense Minister Meets Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

Source: WAM

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His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, met Wednesday in Riyadh with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense.

During the meeting, they discussed fraternal relations and ways to enhance them between the two countries and reviewed the latest developments in the region, UAE national news agency WAM reported.

The meeting was attended by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; Ali Mohammad Hammad Al Shamsi, Deputy Secretary-General of the Supreme National Security Council; Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority; Mohammed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Under-Secretary of the Crown Prince's Court of Abu Dhabi, and Yousef Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the United States.

On the Saudi side Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, Minister of State and Member of the Cabinet, and Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Minister of Foreign Affairs, attended the meeting.

Earlier this month, both leaders met in Abu Dhabi during Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to the UAE. They also exchanged views on the latest regional and international issues of mutual concern.

While reviewing the state of affairs of bilateral relations, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and Prince Mohammed bin Salman then explored the best means to strengthen them further in a way that realizes aspirations of the Emirati and Saudi leaderships under the guidance of President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia and their joint commitment to bolster these strategic relations so as to confront challenges facing the region.

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