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King meets UAE president in Abu Dhabi

His Majesty reaffirms keenness on further enhancing deeply-rooted historical relations between two countries, peoples

By JT - Jun 23,2022 - Last updated at Jun 25,2022

His Majesty King Abdullah meets with United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan at Al Shati Palace in Abu Dhabi on Thursday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Thursday met with United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi.

At the meeting, held at Al Shati Palace, King Abdullah reaffirmed keenness on further enhancing the deeply-rooted historical relations between the two countries and peoples, according to a Royal Court statement.

His Majesty and Sheikh Mohamed discussed ways to advance cooperation, across the political, economic, development and investment spheres, especially since the UAE is among the major investors in Jordan.

The King commended Sheikh Mohamed’s efforts in supporting progress and advancement in the UAE, as well as his keenness on achieving prosperity for the Emirati people, and serving Arab and Islamic causes.

At the beginning of the meeting, Sheikh Mohamed welcomed His Majesty, and extended best wishes to Jordan and its people.

The two sides agreed on the need to maintain coordination and consultation on issues of mutual concern, in service of shared interests, Arab causes, and regional security and stability.

The meeting also covered regional and international developments, foremost of which is the Palestinian cause.

Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Director of the Office of His Majesty Jafar Hassan, and Jordan’s Ambassador to the UAE Nassar Habashneh attended the meeting on the Jordanian side.

Sheikh Tahnoun Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE national security adviser, Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE deputy prime minister and minister of presidential affairs, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Nahyan, adviser for special affairs at the UAE ministry of presidential affairs, and other senior officials attended the meeting on the Emirati side.

Later on Thursday, the King returned to Jordan.

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