His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, received German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his accompanying delegation, who are currently visiting the country, today at al-Shati Palace.
Sheikh Mohamed welcomed the visit of the German Foreign Minister and discussed with him relations between the UAE and the Federal Republic of Germany, and ways of enhancing them in the light of distinguished friendship and common interests.
The two sides reviewed during the meeting, various fields of co-operation between the two countries in various sectors, and the importance of strengthening and developing the co-operation so as to achieve the interests of both countries and peoples.
They exchanged views on the current developments on the regional and international arenas, focussing on the Syrian crisis, the fight against extremism and terrorism, and the Yemeni file.
The two sides stressed to continue co-ordination between the two countries to promote co-existence, mutual understanding, tolerance and peace in the region so as to enhance the values of the overall development opportunities for the countries and peoples of the region.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Mohammed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Under-Secretary of Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi, and Dr. Eckhard Lubkemeier, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the UAE.
Mohamed receives President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the visiting President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Saber Hossain Chowdhury, discussed avenues of joint parliamentary co-operation in issues of mutual concern, particularly humanitarian work, security, and peace and development in countries of the world.
Sheikh Mohamed and the IPU chief took stock of the latest regional and international developments of common interest and exchanged views on programmes for developing mechanisms of international parliamentary work and its role in tackling political, social and humanitarian challenges.
The IPU President was accompanied by Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of Federal National Council (FNC).
Present at the meeting at Al Shatti Palace were Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi 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 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), Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, and a number of Sheikhs and senior officials.