Mohamed bin Zayed, Cypriot President hold talks

WAM ABU DHABI,15th April, 2014 (WAM) — His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, today here received at Al Mushrif Palace, President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades and his accompanying delegation, who are paying a three-day official visit.

The Cypriot President was accorded an official reception at Al Mushrif Palace. After inspecting the guard of honour, the Cypriot President shook hands with the UAE key officials, while the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi shook hands with the accompanying delegation of the Cypriot President.

Following official reception, Sheikh Mohamed held talks with President Anastasiades and his accompanying delegation, hoping that the visit would further contribute to enhancing the bilateral relations to meet aspirations of the leaderships of the two countries and open broader horizons of mutual cooperation in various fields.

Sheikh Mohamed stressed that the UAE-led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has managed through its wise and balanced policy based on unwavering principles, to establish stronger relations with various countries worldwide.

“We welcome you in the UAE. We are keen to bolster our bilateral relations with you through establishing multiple-diversified partnerships in various fields in the best interest of our two countries,” Sheikh Mohamed said.

He added, “The mutual visits and bilateral meetings represent an important factor for exchanging ideas and visions in order to build cooperation bridges and share the developmental experiences.”

On his part, the Cypriot President expressed his pleasure to visit the UAE, hoping that the visit would boost the cooperation and build stronger ties between the two countries in all domains, especially in the economic and trade areas. He also praised the rapid development and welfare.

They also discussed trade bonds and future plans to support the trade partnerships between the government and private sectors, the continuation of enhancing ties in the cultural and educational fields, as well as expanding cooperation in the healthcare and medical sectors.

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi hosted the lunch banquet in honour of President Anastasiades and his accompanying delegation.

Among those who attended the meeting were H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region, Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr, Speaker of Federal National Council (FNC), H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler`s Representative in the Eastern Region, H.H. Sheikh Surour 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, H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, H.H. Sheikh Omar bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Executive Council Member, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Transport Department and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism ‘&’ Culture Authority, a number of ministers and top civil and military officials.

From the Cypriot side, Harris Georgiades, Minister of Finance, Georgios Lakkotrypis, Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry ‘&’ Tourism, Constantinos Petrides, Deputy Minister of president’s office, Ambassador Alexandros Zenon, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Christodoulides, Director of the Diplomatic Office of the President attended the meeting and the banquet.

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