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Mohammed bin Zayed, Amir of Qatar call for strengthening Arab unity

Mohammed bin Zayed, Amir of Qatar call for strengthening Arab unity

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince receives Shaikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in Abu Dhabi, discusses ways to strengthen bilateral relations.

By (Wam)

Published: Mon 15 Jun 2015, 7:50 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:53 PM

Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed receives Amir of Qatar in Abu Dhabi. -Wam

Abu Dhabi - His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has discussed with His Highness Shaikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of Qatar, ways to strengthen relations between the two countries, the latest regional developments and a number of issues of mutual interest.

Mohammed bin Zayed received the Amir of Qatar on Monday in Abu Dhabi.

During the meeting, Shaikh Mohammed welcomed Shaikh Tamim, saying, “the visit reflects the depth of brotherly links between the two countries, which boost the GCC work towards more cohesive action that addresses the higher national interests of the GCC.”

They also tackled ways to enhance cooperation in line with the aspirations of leaders and people of the two countries to achieve more prosperity.

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi underlined that the relations among the GCC states are strong, interdependent and serve the strategic objectives of the GCC, noting that the UAE, led by the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, “is working for closer solidarity and cooperation among the GCC citizens in the face of all challenges and threats that affect the security and stability of the region.”

He added that thanks to their loyal sons, the Gulf states are capable of facing all the challenges with full force, determination and toughness to protect the gains and achievements based on the historical legacy and values of fraternity, solidarity and common destiny.

The Amir of Qatar expressed his delight on visiting the UAE, wishing it further progress and development under the leadership of Shaikh Khalifa, stressing that the relations between Qatar and the UAE are fraternal and strong, based on kinship, love and cooperation. He added that the two countries are keen on promoting and developing relations in all fields to serve the common interests.

The two sides stressed during the meeting the importance of working to strengthen the solidarity and unity of Arabs in the light of the challenges facing the region, and to support all the political and security efforts to maintain the security and stability of Arab countries, promote the development process and serve the aspirations of their peoples.

They also stressed the depth of the fraternal ties that bind the two countries and vowed to ensure the development of relations in all fields as well as to continue coordination and consultation regarding all issues of concern in order to achieve their interests and serve the march of the GCC.

The meeting was attended by Lt.-General Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister; Shaikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy National Security Advisor; Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs; Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister; Ali bin Hammad Al Shamsi, Deputy Secretary-General of the Supreme National Council; Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority; Mohammed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Under-Secretary of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court; and Saleh Mohammed bin Al Ameri, UAE Ambassador to Qatar.

On the Qatari side, the meeting was attended by Dr Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Shaikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, President of the Qatar Olympic Committee; and Fares bin Rumi Mohammed Al Nuaimi, Ambassador of Qatar to the UAE.

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