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Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid meets Queen Elizabeth II at English Derby

(Wam)
Filed on June 7, 2015
Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid meets Queen Elizabeth II at English Derby

They exchanged talks on the strong UAE-UK relations. They also shared views about participant horses in the festival that had come from across the world.

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, today met with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the sidelines of the Derby horserace at Epsom Downs racetrack. - Photo Wam

LONDON --  His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, today met with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the sidelines of the Derby horserace at Epsom Downs racetrack.

Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, also attended the meeting.

They exchanged talks on the strong UAE-UK relations. They also shared views about participant horses in the festival that had come from across the world.

The Dubai Ruler also emphasised the UAE's keenness on participating in the internationally renowned UK horse races and equestrian sports which attract knights and teams from across the globe as well as contribute to exchange of expertise and views regarding a promising and better future for horse races.

During their meeting, Queen Elizabeth praised Shaikh Mohammed's role in supporting British equestrian sports through strong participation in meetings related to races in the UK and around the world, especially the English Derby.

Earlier, the UAE Vice President and Shaikh Hamdan made an appearance at the Epsom Derby in England this weekend.

Storm the Stars Horse, owned by Shaikh Juma Bin Dalmook Al Maktoum, has clinched the third position in the race. In the second half time, Buratino Horse of Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum won the first position. At the end of the race, Shaikh Hamad bin Dalmook received the award on behalf of the owner of the horse.

Among those who attended the race were Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, wife of Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid; Mohammed Ibrahim AI Shaibani, Director-General of His Highness the Ruler's Court, Government of Dubai; Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director-General of the Department of Protocol and Hospitality in Dubai; a number of Shaikhs and officials.


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