The meeting touched on various aspects of strategic cooperation between the two countries, which is founded on coordination, joint action and mutual interests…reports Asian Lite News
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of Saudi Arabia, reviewed the bilateral relations and opportunities to develop them in the light of the explored strategic cooperation between their countries.
They also discussed regional and international developments of mutual interest.
This came during the talks held today between His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, at Qasr Al Watan in Abu Dhabi.
Sheikh Mohamed welcomed Prince Mohammed bin Salman on his visit to the UAE.
The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia conveyed greetings of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, on the UAE’s 50th National Day anniversary and his wishes of further progress and prosperity to the people of the UAE.
The meeting touched on various aspects of strategic cooperation between the two countries, which is founded on coordination, joint action and mutual interests.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and Prince Mohammed bin Salman also discussed the importance of boosting joint GCC and Arab action, as well as regional and international issues of interest. They emphasised the need to strengthen regional stability, a key pillar for development and progress.
At the beginning of the meeting, Sheikh Mohamed offered greetings to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, wishing him good health and further progress and prosperity to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Sheikh Mohamed lauded the strong brotherly relations between the UAE and Saudi Arabia, emanating from their belief in the shared destiny.
“Thanks to the efforts of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his brothers the Kings of Saudi Arabia, and the stances of His Highness the President and his brother the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the excellent relations between our countries keep growing stronger as they are founded on fraternity, history, geography and common interests,” he added.
Sheikh Mohamed also referred to the key role played by Saudi Arabia in regional and Arab security.
“Saudi Arabia has been, and will always be a key regional player. We are confident that together, we will be able to confront all challenges in the region and to maintain our common interests and the welfare of our peoples.”
Prince Mohammed bin Salman expressed delight over visiting the UAE and sharing the joy of its National Day celebrations. He expressed best wishes to the government and people of the UAE, saying that Saudi Arabia is proud of the excellent, historic fraternal ties with the UAE.
President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan conferred the ‘Order of Zayed” on Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, in appreciation to his role in developing relations and cooperation between the UAE and Saudi Arabia and as an expression of pride of the historic fraternal bonds between the two countries.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed presented the Order of Zayed, in a ceremony held at Qasr Al Watan.
Sheikh Mohamed hosted a dinner banquet in honour of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and his accompanying delegation.