His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, returned from Bahrain on Tuesday upon the conclusion of the 33rd summit of the leaders the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
Sheikh Mohammed, who had led the UAE delegation to the 2-day summit, was seen off by King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain at the Sakhir Palace, the venue of the top-level meeting.
In a cable to King Hamad, Sheikh Mohammed expressed appreciation of the generous and authentic Arab hospitality and warm welcome accorded by the Bahraini King to the UAE delegation.
He also hailed the success of the summit which he said was chaired by the King of Bahrain "with all the wisdom, patience and longanimity that positively contributed to the success of our 33rd Summit." He also expressed hopes that "the outcome of the summit would yield well-being, integration and success for our country and the peoples who deserve all our support, giving, dignified life and security for the generations and the society."
Concluding his cable, Sheikh Mohammed expressed his best wishes of good health for King Hamad and happiness for his people and incessant progress and prosperity for Bahrain.
Upon his arrival, Sheikh Mohammed was eceived at the Dubai International Airport by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai; Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy ruler of Dubai; Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group; Sheikh Majed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority; Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum; Mohammad Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Director-General of Dubai Ruler's Court, Juma Al Nabooda and other officials.