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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, received Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and her accompanying delegation at Zaabeel Palace on Monday.
During the meeting, which was held with the attendance of Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Dubai Deputy Ruler Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the two leaders discussed ways of boosting friendly relations and cooperation between the UAE and the Netherlands at the various levels.
Welcoming the Queen, Sheikh Mohammed emphasised the importance of the Queen’s visit in paving the way for opening new opportunities for cultural, economic and political cooperation between the two countries.
Queen Beatrix acclaimed the qualitative development the UAE is experiencing under its wise leadership, pointing out to Dubai’s reputation worldwide and its success story which has become an example all over the UAE.
Also present at the meeting were FNC Speaker Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chairman of Emirates Group Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Cabinet Affairs Minister Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, State Minister for Financial Affairs Obeid Humaid Al Tayer, State Minister Reem Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Commander General of Dubai Police Lt. General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Director of Sheikh Mohammed’s Office Lt. General Musabbah Rashid Al Fattan, Dubai Director of Protocol and Hospitality Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, the Netherlands Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, and his wife Princes Maxima.
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