His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Azeri President Ilham Aliyev met today to discuss friendship and cooperation between the two countries, along with regional and international issues of mutual concern.
The Azeri President and the accompany delegation are on official visit to the UAE.
Sheikh Mohamed welcomed Aliyev's visit to the UAE, which came in the framework of joint cooperation and bilateral ties between the two friendly countries, as well as to develop partnerships between the two states.
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi noted that President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is interested in the joint work in various fields.
Sheikh Mohamed pointed out that the relations are based on mutual respect, friendship and joint interests. He also stressed that ties will witness wider cooperation, thanks to the attention given by the leaders of the two countries to expand relations and harness available capabilities and potentials in both countries.
The Azeri President expressed his happiness on visiting the UAE, stressing that his country's desire to boost cooperation and friendly relations with the UAE.
They also tackled bilateral relations and ways to enhance them in the political, economic, trade and investment domains, especially in the agricultural sector.
Additionally, discussions focused on ways to benefit from the many opportunities available in the two countries through establishing successful partnerships for the advantage of the two friendly peoples.
They further discussed the latest overall developments in regional and international arenas, and exchanged views on a number of issues of mutual interests.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of Federal National Council (FNC), Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, 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 Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, Abdullah bin Mohammed Saeed Ghobash, State Minister and Head of Honour Mission, Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Hamel Al Qubaisi, UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan and a number of senior officials.
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, Azerbaijan's Minister of Economic Development Shahin Mustafayev, Novruz Mammadov, Deputy Head of Azerbaijani Presidential Administration and Chief of the Administration’s Foreign Relations Department, and Dashgin Shikarov, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the UAE, also attended from the Azeri side.
Receives Chinese official
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received at Al Bahr Palace, Ning Jizhe, Deputy Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission of China, and the accompanying delegation.
Sheikh Mohamed welcomed the visiting Chinese official and the accompanying delegation, and discussed with them ways to strengthen economic co-operation in the best interests of the two countries.
The two parties also tackled friendship and co-operation between the UAE and China, focussing on boosting co-operation in areas of economic and investment projects in a manner that reflects distinguished relations between the two countries and peoples.
They stressed the importance of further efforts to improve the economic relations and expand joint trade and investment partnership through diversification in the light of many potentials and opportunities enjoyed by countries.
The meeting was attended by Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Eastern Region, Sheikh Saif bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Surour bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, 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 Interior, Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Advisor to the UAE President, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Department of Transport, and Pilot, Major General Sheikh Ahmed bin Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the National, Reserve Service Authority, and Omer Al Bitar, the UAE Ambassador to China.
From the Chinese side, Chang Hua, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the UAE, and a number of Chinese officials attended the meeting