H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Monday, received Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir at his Majlis in Al Bahr Palace, UAE national news agency WAM reported.
Sheikh Mohamed welcomed the Sudanese President and his accompanying delegation. He expressed his happiness at the visit, which comes in the framework of enhancing bilateral relations and ensuring consultations on issues of mutual interest in light of the keenness of President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to support ties in the best interest of the two countries.
Sheikh Mohamed and Al-Bashir discussed the distinguished fraternal ties between the two sides and their co-operation in various political, economic and development sectors as well as ways to bolster them to wider prospects.
They tackled the overall international and regional developments and the challenges in the region, especially extremism, terrorism and regional interferences that destabilize security and stability and undermine development. They also reviewed the most effective ways to combat terrorist organizations and drain their sources of funding and support.
Among those who attended were Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation; Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior; Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Zayed Higher Organization for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs; Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy National Security Adviser; Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, and Hamad Mohammed Humaid Al Junaibi, UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Sudan.
Dr. Fadl Abdalla Fadl, Minister of the Presidency Affairs; Prof. Ibrahim Ahmed Abdul Aziz Al Ghandour, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Hatim Hassan Bakhit, State Minister and Director General of the President’s Offices, and Sudan’s Ambassador to the UAE, Mohammed Amin Al-Karib attended from the Sudanese side.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan also received Monday Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Minister of Defense of Malaysia.
Sheikh Mohammed and Mr. Hussein reviewed cooperative relations between the UAE and Malaysia, and means of developing them to serve the interests of the two friendly nations, especially in the military and defense fields through the exchange of information and experiences.
The two sides also exchanged views on regional and international developments, as well as a number of issues of mutual concern.
The meeting was attended by Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defense Affairs, Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority, and Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court.