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Gen. Mohamed, Cameron discuss ties

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General Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday discussed bilateral relations and international issues of common interest. The talks took place at 10 Downing Street where Cameron received General Mohamed.

Gen. Mohamed expressed heartfelt sympathy to the British government and families on the death of British civilians in a recent terrorist attack in Sousse, Tunisia.

He also wished a speedy recovery for those injured in the attack which he condemned as one of the terrorist acts that are in violation of all religions, laws and human and ethical principles.

The British prime minister expressed appreciation of the UAE's good positions. He also thanked Gen. Mohamed for sympathising with the families of the victims and people of Britain.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed friendship and cooperation relations between the UAE and the United Kingdom and ways to bolster and promote them to serve the interests of the two friendly countries and their peoples.

They looked into the progress of excellent relations between their two countries as well as their cooperation in the political, economic, investment and cultural domains in the light of the interest that the leaders of the two countries take in enhancing and promoting these historical relations.

The two sides also touched on coordination and consultation on a number of regional issues, most importantly combating terrorist organisations and the threats they pose to the security and peace of states, and the importance of more efforts and cooperation for eradicating terrorism, extremism and deterring terrorist organisations targeting stability and seeding religious, sectarian and racial divisions among the components of safe societies.

The two sides also exchanged views on the current developments of regional and international issues, and the crises in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Palestine, Libya and Tunisia.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister; Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs; Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority (EAA); Mohammed Mubarak Al Mazrouie, Undersecretary of Court of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince; and Abdul Rehman Al Mutaiwie, Ambassador of the UAE to the UK, attended the meeting.
 


Mohamed bin Zayed attends lecture

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces attended last evening a lecture held at his Ramadan Majlis which was delivered by Dr. Zaki Nusseibeh, Cultural Advisor to the UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs.

Present were Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region, Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr, Speaker of Federal National Council (FNC), Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan Chairman of the Board of Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care & Special Needs (ZHO),  Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Advisor to the UAE President, Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Executive Council Member, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saif Al Nahyan and Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Transport Department and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority.

In the lecture entitle "Abu Dhabi: Past and Present", Dr. Nusseibeh said that there a wrong notion that the British were behind the federation idea.

"It is a fact that the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan was the driving force behind that historic move, despite skeptic views by the British officials about its success. The late Sheikh Zayed was the only leader in the region who never questioned success of the federation," he said.

he went on to say that the other wrong notion was that the dual agreement and Dubai declaration in 1968 paved the way and sped up the announcement of federation.

"The agreement was just a beginning of a long and rigorous road which required huge efforts by Sheikh Zayed to reason other founding fathers and neighbouring countries before and after federation. Nevertheless, most observers and diplomats expected that such an ambitious dream will not be realized.

Dr. Nusseibeh recalled that in 1961, Sheikh Zayed ordered construction of a concrete road linking Abu Dhabi with Al Maqta. At that time, people believed it was a far-fetched dream, buried under the grueling sands but one day, this road became the main artery in the modern city, planned and designed by Sheikh Zayed.

He also detailed the efforts made by Sheikh Zayed to build the modern Abu Dhabi despite scarce resources and how his prudent diplomacy earned him the admiration of world leaders.

Mohamed bin Zayed receives Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces received this evening at Al Bateen Palace members of the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team who won the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) in Gothenburg, Sweden.

In the meeting attended by Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain, Sheikh Mohamed welcomed the team members and exchanged with them greetings on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.

He congratulated them on the win and wished them further success in future competitions.

Sheikh Mohamed praised the determination of the team members, saying achievements in sports were necessary to maintain the image of the UAE in international arenas.

The team members who won the race aboard their boat Azzam thanked Sheikh Mohamed for his unlimited support to different sports in the UAE and pledged to continue success in future competition.

The Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team sealed a historic double triumph, winning the overall race title and the the in-port race trophy as well.

Present were Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region, Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr, Speaker of Federal National Council (FNC), Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan Chairman of the Board of Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care & Special Needs (ZHO),  Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Advisor to the UAE President, Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Executive Council Member, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saif Al Nahyan  and Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Transport Department and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority.

Mohamed bin Zayed receives companions of Sheikh Zayed and Sheikh Khalifa

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, in the presence of Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain, has received a number of companions of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who worked with them before establishing the country and stages of building the Union.

Sheikh Mohamed and the audience exchanged greetings on the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan, wishing well for President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa to continue the march of prosperity and development. He expressed his happiness at meeting and participating the good memories as well as exchange of talks with them about times which gathered them with the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, which the audience agreed that these times were times of love and hard work.

Sheikh Mohamed said that companions of the late Sheikh Zayed were best supporters for him during his personal and practical life.

On their part, Companions of the late Sheikh Zayed emphasised that the times spent with the late Sheikh Zayed during the building and establishment of the country were full of moral lessons pertaining to the homeland and Emiratis' affairs. They also extended thanks and appreciation to Sheikh Mohamed for this generous gesture which embodies all noble principles and values instilled by the late Sheikh Zayed in his sons. They also lauded the approach adopted by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to continue the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Among those who attended the meeting, Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region, Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr, Speaker of Federal National Council (FNC), Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs,  Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan Chairman of the Board of Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care & Special Needs (ZHO), Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Advisor to the UAE President, Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Executive Council Member, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, other Sheikhs and senior officials.

They had Iftar meal hosted by Sheikh Mohamed.

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