Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, received on Saturday President Mauricio Macri of Argentina at Zabeel Palace.
While welcoming the President of Argentina and his accompanying delegation, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid stressed that such mutual visits between officials of the UAE and Argentine open new horizons to strengthen friendly relations and co-operation between the two countries.
The meeting was attended by H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Macri exchanged views on a number of issues that contribute to advancing co-operation between the two countries.
President Macri referred to the visit of the UAE Vice President to Buenos Aires in 2013, describing it as a historic visit that established tourism, commercial, and investment partnership between the two countries.
He also praised the recent successful visit of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, to Argentina. He added that the visit has strengthened communication and exchange of views on many topics and issues of common concern.
The President of Argentina expressed hope that the direct air route of Emirates Airlines to the Argentine capital would promote cultural, tourism and trade ties between the people of the two countries.
He referred to the UAE's strategic location as a centre of convergence between the east and the west, and a platform for various cultures and civilisations of the world.
President Macri also confirmed his country's participation in Expo 2020 Dubai, praising the high level of infrastructure in the UAE in general, and Dubai in particular.
Among others present were H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chairman of the Emirates Group; H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation; Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future; Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy and Head of the Honorary Mission accompanying the guest; Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Director-General of His Highness the Ruler of Dubai's Court, and Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Director-General of Dubai Protocol and Hospitality Department.
The meeting was also attended by Fernando Ramon Martinez, Ambassador of Argentina to the UAE, and the high ministerial delegation accompanying the President of Argentina.