Mohammed bin Rashid meets President Bush

CAMP DAVID - Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has arrived in the United Sates upon invitation from President George W. Bush.

By (Wam)

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Published: Tue 5 Aug 2008, 1:35 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:00 PM

Upon arrival at Camp David, ShAikh Mohammed was welcomed by President Bush and walked through honor guards.

The White House underscored the talks between President Bush and Shaikh Mohammed.

According to the White House, President Bush, who accorded Shaikh Mohammed a special warm welcome, underscored the promotion of relations between the USA and UAE.

Today's talks by Shaikh Mohammed and President Bush took in issues of mutual concern and had their focus on energy, fighting terrorism and economic and trade cooperation with the UAE which is the Middle East's most important market for US exports.

Mr. Bush expressed admiration at the progress which has been achieved by the UAE and which President Bush saw by himself during his visit to the UAE in January 2008.

Gordon Johndroe, Mr. Bush's national security spokesman, said: "Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid is an important figure in the emirates and an influential figure around the world." Shaikh Mohammed is accompanied during his current US visit by Foreign Minister Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of State Reem Al-Hashimi and UAE Ambassador to Washington Yousef Al-Otaiba.

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