Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Meets US Central Command Chief

Photo: WAM WAM16.12.2016 UAE
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Meets US Central Command Chief

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Meets US Central Command Chief

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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, on Wednesday received General Joseph Votel, Commander of the U.S. Central Command, at Al Shati’ Palace, UAE national news agency WAM reported.

They discussed co-operation and bilateral relations between the UAE and the US, as well as ways to enhance those in the best interests of the two friendly countries, especially coordination and co-operation in defence and military fields.

They also exchanged views on the latest developments in the region and other issues of mutual concern.

Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defense Affairs; Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Under-Secretary of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi; Major General Isa Saif bin Ablan Al Mazrouei, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces; Barbara A. Leaf, the US Ambassador to the UAE, and the delegation accompanying General Votel, also attended the meeting.

Earlier, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan received Tuesday evening in Abu Dhabi His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister of Bahrain, who was currently visiting the UAE to attend the annual Arab Thought Foundation Conference, FIKR 15.

Sheikh Mohamed welcomed the Crown Prince of Bahrain and discussed with him bilateral ties and ways to enhance them.

Sheikh Mohamed hailed the deep-rooted fraternal relations between the UAE and Bahrain, thanks to the keenness of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, to grow and sustain them.

Prince Salman emphasized the strong and long standing bilateral ties between Bahrain and the UAE, which receive the full support of the leadership in the two countries. He underscored the importance of further expanding bilateral ties to reflect the two countries commitment to the relationship.

Sheikh Mohamed and Prince Salman reviewed the current regional and international developments and exchanged views on issues of mutual interest.

The meeting was attended by Ali bin Hammad Al Shamsi, Deputy Secretary-General of the Supreme National Security Council, Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Under-Secretary of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, and members of the delegation accompanying the Crown Prince of Bahrain.


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