MBZ meets King Hamad in Bahrain

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Sheikh Mohamed and King Hamad affirmed support for joint Gulf action to confront various current challenges, reports Asian Lite News

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Thursday discussed with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain, the prospects of further consolidating the relations between the two nations across all fields.

During the meeting, which took place at the Sakhir Palace in Bahrain, King of Bahrain welcomed Sheikh Mohammed, wishing him continued good health and wellbeing and further development and prosperity for the UAE and its people.

MBZ meets King Hamad in Bahrain

The two leaders also exchanged Ramadan greetings. They also discussed a number of Gulf and Arab issues and exchanged views on the latest regional and global developments.

Sheikh Mohammed stressed the depth and width of the relations between the two countries, their leaders and their brotherly peoples, and their common desire to continue strengthening and developing them in various fields thanks to the support of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and King Hamad.

King Hamad took pride in the strong fraternal relations binding the Bahrain and the UAE, as reflected in their joint stances towards different issues, following in the steps of the founding fathers. He hailed the UAE’s unwavering support to Bahrain and its people at different stages and at all levels.

The two leaders stressed the importance of further developing trade and investment cooperation, underlining the necessity of building on the achievements and expanding cooperation between the private sectors in both countries in vital sectors.

They also stressed the importance of exploring opportunities to develop joint cooperation in the fields of technology, science, energy, renewable energy, environment, health and education to meet their common aspirations and goals. They affirmed support for joint Gulf action to confront various current challenges, based on the unity of history, goals and common destiny in order to achieve progress and prosperity for the citizens of the GCC countries.

They also underlined the importance of consolidating Arab unity and concerted efforts to achieve Arab solidarity and enhance joint Arab action to meet the aspirations of Arab peoples to achieve security, stability and prosperity.

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Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan also attended an Iftar banquet hosted by King Hamad. The banquet was attended by the delegation accompanying His Highness, including Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Mohamed bin Hamad Al Nahyan, Advisor for Special Affairs at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs; Sheikh Sultan bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, the UAE ambassador to Bahrain, and Dr. Anwar Gargash, Diplomatic Adviser to UAE President.

Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, National Security Adviser and Representative of His Majesty the King for Humanitarian Works and Youth Affairs, recited a poem on this occasion.

Sheikh Mohamed arrived earlier on Thursday at Sakhir Air Base Airport, where he was welcomed by King Hamad, Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Bahrain, a number of Sheikhs, and Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah bin Ali bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Bahrain’s Ambassador to the UAE, where an official reception ceremony was held.

Sheikh Mohamed later left Bahrain and was seen off at Sakhir Base Airport by King Hamad.