MBZ Receives Top US General

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Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and the USCENTCOM Commander discussed ways of strengthening relations…reports Asian Lite News

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received today at Qasr Al Shati, General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Commander of the US Central Command (USCENTCOM).

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and the USCENTCOM Commander discussed ways of strengthening relations of friendship,and joint cooperation and coordination between the UAE and US, particularly in defence and military fields.

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They also exchanged views on an array of issues of mutual interest.

The meeting was attended by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Mohammed bn Hamad bn Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports, Yousef Al Otaiba, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States of America, Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Undersecretary of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi, and Major General Saleh bin Megrin Al Ameri, Commander of Joint Operations.

Meanwhile, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer on Tuesday met with Meghan Gregonis, the US Consul General in Dubai, at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Al Tayer stressed the importance of promoting cooperation between DEWA and public and private American companies in clean and renewable energy and water, as well as enhancing bilateral relations through sharing global best practices and benchmarking between DEWA and American organisations.

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In his meeting with Gregonis, Al Tayer highlighted DEWA’s key projects, initiatives and plans to achieve the vision of the wise leadership, to increase the share of clean and renewable energy. This is in line with the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to provide 75% of Dubai’s total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2050.

DEWA is also harnessing all its capabilities to keep pace with the Fourth Industrial Revolution and disruptive technologies to contribute to making Dubai a smart city. This is achieved by providing the best government services. DEWA’s initiatives and projects aim to enhance Dubai’s global competitiveness, especially in renewable and clean energy, sustainability, and green economy.

Al Tayer also highlighted the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world with a planned total capacity of 5,000MW by 2030. The Solar Park’s projects constitute one of the key pillars of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050.