ABU DHABI, 24th December, 2018 (WAM) — His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain, at Qasr Al Bahr today.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and King Hamad exchanged cordial talk on the longstanding bonds between the UAE and the Kingdom of Bahrain and the keenness of the two countries’ leadership to further advance bilateral relations to the higher good of their peoples.
They also discussed the latest regional developments and a number of issues of mutual concern.
King of Bahrain expressed appreciation and gratitude for the historical fraternal stances of the UAE towards Bahrain which reflect strong relations between both countries and peoples. He lauded the UAE’s strategic regional and international role, its balanced and thoughtful policies and tireless efforts to promote peace and security worldwide. He also praised the UAE’s humanitarian initiatives under the leadership of the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
He paid homage to late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, recalling his wise stances, inherent qualities and leading initiatives. The King stressed that the founding role of late Sheikh Zayed in his country’s comprehensive growth will remain a source of inspiration for every leader keen on the welfare of his nation. He also praised late Sheikh Zayed’s generous humanitarian initiatives, paying tribute to the UAE President for following the same approach of boosting stability and welfare across the world and supporting brotherly countries.
King Hamad underscored the deeply rooted historical bilateral relations that are based on common goals, destiny and values. He paid homage to the Emirati and Bahraini martyrs who sacrificed their life in defending the Yemeni people and their legitimate state as part of the Saudi-led Arab coalition. He also commended the UAE’s recent efforts at all levels to reach an agreement between the Yemeni parties in peace negotiations in Sweden. He pointed out contribution of those efforts to the issuance of the needed international resolutions as an important step towards a final and comprehensive solution.
Attending the meeting were H.H. Sheikh Rashid bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla, Crown Prince of Umm Al Qaiwain; H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah; H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler’s Representative in Al Ain Region; H.H. Sheikh Saif bin Mohammed Al Nahyan; H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation; and H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser, along with a number of SHeikhs and senior officials.
From the Bahrain side Royal Court Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa; Head of the Survey and Land Registration Bureau Sheikh Salman bin Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa; and Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, attended the meeting.