King Mohammed VI of Morocco has arrived in the UAE on an official visit.
King Mohammed VI was received by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Gen. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
The king was received also by Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr, Speaker of the Federal National Council, Sheikh Surour bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser, Lt.General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Public Works, Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qassimi, Minister of Foreign Trade and Head of the Honorary Mission accompanying King Mohammed VI, Sheikh Mohammed bin Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Mariam Mohammed Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of Social Affairs, Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qattami, Minister of Education Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, Saqr Ghobash, Minister of Labour, Dr Hadef Jowan Al Dhahiri, Minister of Justice, Dr Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, Dr Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, Dr Maytha Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces, Lt. Gen. Saif Abdullah Al Shaffar, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior, Al Asri Al Dhaheri, Ambassador of the UAE to Morocco, Mohammed Ayat Wa Ali and members of the Moroccan Embassy.
Later, King Mohammed VI inspected a guard of honour and Morocco's national anthem was played.
The United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Morocco discussed ways to further strengthen their multi-faceted bilateral relations during talks held this evening at Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi.
The UAE side was headed by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Public Works and the Moroccan side was headed by Omer Ozaiman, Advisor to the King of Morocco.
Present were Mariam Mohammed Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of Social Affairs, Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, Dr Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs and a number of senior officials.
From the Moroccan side, the meeting was attended by advisors to the King of Morocco, including Zulekha Nasseri, Fouad Ali Al Himma and Yasir Al Zanaki. Also present were Saad-Eddine Al Othmani Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Nizar Baraka, Minister of Economy '&' Finance, Aziz Akhannouch, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Aziz Rabbah, Minister of Equipment and Transport, El Hossein EL Ouardi, Minister of Health, and Fouad Douiri, Minister of Energy, Mines, Water, and Environment.
The two sides affirmed that relations between the UAE and Morocco have witnessed tremendous progress, thanks to the keenness of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Majesty King Mohammed VI.
They expressed satisfaction at the levels of bilateral relations and the desire to further strengthen them in all domains.