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General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Tuesday received President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine on the margins of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (Idex) in Abu Dhabi.
Sheikh Mohamed welcomed the Ukrainian President and his accompanying delegation, expressing the hope the visit would contribute towards further strengthening ties of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.
The meeting explored ways to consolidate bilateral relations and cooperation in economic and investment areas and to harness opportunities and resources available in the two countries for the best interest of the UAE and Ukraine.
Sheikh Mohamed and the Ukrainian President also exchanged views on a variety of regional and international developments and events of mutual concern.
Sheikh Mohamed emphasised that the UAE, under the leadership of the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is paying increasing attention to the development and enhancement of its relations with friendly countries, noting that ties with Ukraine were growing steadily thanks to the commitment of the countries' leaderships to expand them.
On his part, President Poroshenko expressed his delight at visiting the UAE and viewing its progress and achievements in various walks of life. He also expressed Ukraine's sincere desire to push forward these ties, particularly in economic and investment sectors.
Gen. Mohamed receives Sudan President
Gen. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Tuesday received the visiting Sudanese President Omer Hassan Al Beshir on the margins of the International Defence Exhibition (Idex).
Gen. Sheikh Mohamed and the Sudanese President reviewed the bilateral and cooperation ties, and ways to consolidate them in a way that serves the interest of the two countries.
Gen. Sheikh Mohamed emphasised that the UAE, under the leadership of the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is keen to bolster ties of fraternity and cooperation with the Republic of Sudan in various fields for the benefit of the two countries.
On his part, President Al Beshir lauded the remarkable progress and achievements the UAE is witnessing under the wise leadership of President Khalifa, saying the UAE has become a model of civilised renaissance.
The two parties stressed the need for concerted efforts and coordination among Arab countries to address emerging developments and challenges in order to ensure security and stability in the region. Sheikh Mohamed and al-Beshir also exchanged views on a variety of regional developments and events of mutual concern. They also touched on the ongoing Idex and how Arab countries can learn lessons from successful experiences and experiments to modernise their defence industries.
Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Ahmed Juma Al Za'abi, Deputy Minister for Presidential Affairs, attended the meeting.
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