Saudi King, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Discuss Regional Issues

Photo: SPA Saudi Press Agency (SPA) WAM15.12.2017 KSA
Saudi King, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Discuss Regional Issues

Saudi King, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Discuss Regional Issues

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu-Dhabi and Deputy Commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the United Arab Emirates, arrived in Riyadh Wednesday.

At Prince Salman airbase, he was received by His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

He was also received by Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Governor of Riyadh Region; Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior; Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan Al Nahyan, ambassador of the UAE to the Kingdom, and a number of officials.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, has discussed with H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan strengthening brotherly and strategic relations between the two countries, and the overall regional and international issues of common concern, UAE national news agency WAM reported.

Sheikh Mohamed conveyed the greetings of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. King Salman welcomed the visit of Sheikh Mohamed, and relayed his greetings to President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and his wishes for more progress and development for the UAE leadership and people.

Both sides discussed means to strengthen brotherly relations, and their strategic cooperation in various bilateral and regional issues, as well as their efforts to address regional challenges and counter the interventions aimed at destabilizing the region.

The two sides also discussed bilateral ties and opportunities for further development in various fields. They also reviewed the developments in the Palestinian arena concerning Jerusalem and the serious repercussions behind the US President's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to transfer its Embassy.

Sheikh Mohamed and King Salman spoke about means to continue their efforts to find a just and lasting solution to the Palestinian issue in accordance with the relevant international resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative.

The parties also discussed the latest developments in the Yemeni arena and efforts exerted to defeat the Iran-backed Houthi militias.

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince emphasized that the UAE under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa stands with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in facing all challenges confronting the region's countries and peoples on the basis of solid solidarity and unified coordination.

Sheikh Mohamed said that the cooperation of the countries concerning regional issues and challenges is a basic and vital demand. He also stressed the need to strengthen the unity of the Arab countries, particularly in light of the circumstances currently being experienced by the region.

The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince also expressed his confidence in the role played by Saudi Arabia in this regard, under the leadership of King Salman in preserving the nation's issues and preserving its supreme interests, as well as its historic and solid positions on the conspiracies, terrorism and regional ambitions facing the region.

The meeting was attended by the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, the Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister of the Kingdom, H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser, H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Ali bin Hammad Al Shamsi, Deputy Secretary-General of the Supreme National Security Council, Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority, Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Under-Secretary of the Crown Prince's Court of Abu Dhabi, and Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan Al Nahyan, UAE Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. 

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