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Sheikh Mohamed discusses sustainable development with King Abdullah II of Jordan
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, welcomed Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Queen Rania to Abu Dhabi for an official visit yesterday.
Sheikh Mohamed received them at Al Bateen Executive Airport.
Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad, chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports Company, were among the officials who greeted King Abdullah.
Sheikh Mohamed and King Abdullah later held talks at Al Shati Palace, where they discussed efforts to boost bilateral relations and exchanged views on the latest regional and global developments.
Sheikh Mohamed conveyed the greetings of President Sheikh Khalifa and emphasised the strong ties between the UAE and Jordan.
The two sides affirmed their desire to continue to work together for the betterment of the region and emphasised the importance of building partnerships with the aim of achieving shared prosperity and sustainable development.
Sheikh Mansour and Sheikh Mohammed also attended the talks, as did Humaid Abushibs, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority, and Mohamed Al Mazrouei, undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court.
Bisher Al Khasawneh, Prime Minister of Jordan, and Ayman Safadi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, were among the Jordanian delegation.
Meanwhile, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed will make an official visit to Turkey today after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent an invitation to the Emirates.
Sheikh Mohamed and Mr Erdogan will discuss bilateral relations and efforts to boost co-operation between the nations, state news agency Wam reported.
They will also review partnerships between the countries in various fields, as well as regional and international issues of common interest.
Sheikh Mohamed and Mr Erdogan discussed ways to strengthen bilateral ties during a phone call in August.