UAE, Saudi Arabia discuss expansion of ties
Reem bint Ebrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation in UAE.- Photo by Juidin Bernarrd/Khaleej Times
Jeddah - The meeting was also attended by Sheikh Shakhbout Al Nahyan, UAE's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.
Reem bint Ebrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation in UAE, and Ahmed Qattan, Saudi Minister of State for African Affairs, on Tuesday discussed the outstanding relations binding the UAE and Saudi Arabia as well as ways to further develop them to serve the interest of the two nations and their peoples.
The meeting, which was attended by Sheikh Shakhbout Al Nahyan, UAE's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, also dealt with aspects of cooperation in the African continent with a special focus on how to boost joint projects there.
The UAE Minister expressed thanks for the warm reception and hospitality, pointing out that the joint relations between the two countries are historic and distinguished thanks to the leaderships of The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.
She said, "We are working with Saudi Arabia to promote joint projects in African countries that contribute towards the achievement of sustainable development goals and to improve the opportunities for empowering women and girls, creating employment opportunities for African youth, and working on combating terrorism and extremist ideology."
Al Hashimy also noted the relentless efforts of Saudi Arabia in Africa which greatly contributed towards the economic and social development of African countries.