UAE, Saudi Arabia continue 'The Strategy of Resolve'

The strategy continues the solid legacy of joint action between the two countries.



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Published: Thu 7 Jun 2018, 8:51 PM

Last updated: Fri 5 Apr 2024, 7:25 AM

The UAE and Saudi Arabia have raised their relations to unprecedented levels, through a joint vision of economic, development and military integration that involve 44 joint strategic projects.

These projects are part of their "The Strategy of Resolve," which was planned over 12 months by 350 Emirati and Saudi officials from 139 government and military authorities.

The strategy continues the solid legacy of joint action between the two countries, in light of their unified vision to address Gulf, Arab and international issues.

Both countries share historic relations, strategic partnerships and common goals, which have helped to maintain Gulf and Arab national security.

The relations between the UAE and Saudi Arabia were established by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the late King Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who aimed to consolidate and ingrain these relations in the minds of successive generations, so they can continue on the same path of coordination and cooperation on new developments and regional and international issues.

These bilateral relations, which are maintained by the efforts and support of the leadership of both countries and are the cornerstone of the social security of Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, and Arab countries, did not appear from nowhere, but they came from research and evidence on their historic relations and overall strategic partnership, as well as from their mutual trust and their efforts to cooperate and coordinate with other Arab countries, most notably Egypt.

The relationship between the UAE and Saudi Arabia has advanced significantly during the last decade and has become a model of an ideal relationship between Arab countries.

During the historic visit of King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, to the UAE on 3rd December, 2016, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, said in a tweet on his official Twitter account that Saudi Arabia's relations with the UAE have exceeded the ideal model of diplomatic relations and have fused together the two countries like bones. "We pray to Allah Almighty to protect this one body," he added.

The UAE believes that Saudi Arabia is a central platform for projects that aim to unite the Arab countries, which was expressed by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, during the same visit. "The UAE has always believed that Saudi Arabia is the centre of the Gulf and the Arab region, and its security and stability ensure the security and stability of the UAE and other GCC and Arab countries," he said.

"Arab history will always remember the historic actions of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and his decisive and stern decisions to counter the attempts of foreign nations to interfere in the Arab region," Sheikh Mohamed added.

The leadership of the two countries aim to further advance their relations, through the establishment of a joint higher committee in May 2014, chaired by their ministers of foreign affairs.

The committee formation represents progress in their relations and is implementing the strategic vision of their leadership, to achieve stability and face regional challenges.


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