Abdullah bin Zayed stresses boosting relations with Philippine

WAM ABU DHABI, 10th September, 2013, (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign Minister today received Albert F. Del Rosario, Philippine Foreign Minister at the court of the Ministry.

During the meeting, the two parties discussed bilateral relations and ways to enhance cooperation between the two countries, especially in the economic and investment sectors for the benefit of both countries and their peoples.

They also discussed a number of issues of mutual interest on the regional and international arenas.

Sheikh Abdullah welcomed the Philippines Minister, noting that his visit to the United Arab Emirates will contribute to the development and strengthening of relations of friendship and cooperation to serve the common interests of the two countries.

He expressed his appreciation for the active role of the Philippine labour in the country and their contributions in various existing developmental projects, stressing the importance of exchanging visits between businessmen and investors in both countries to open new horizons for cooperation between them.

For his part, Mr. Albert emphasised his country’s keenness to strengthen its relations with the UAE, which attaches special attention, praising the comprehensive progress achieved by the UAE, thanks to the wise leadership President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

He also expressed his appreciation for UAE’s care and attention received by Philippine community and labour.

At he end of the meeting, Sheikh Abdullah and Mr. Albert signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on political consultations between the two countries.

The meeting was attended by Grace R. Princesa, , Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the UAE.

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