Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan receives Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad / final

WAM AL AIN, 31st October, 2013 (WAM) — At the beginning of the meeting, President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan welcomed Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad and the accompanying delegation and wished him success in leading the country towards further progress and prosperity.

During the meeting, they discussed prospects for cooperation and development of relations between the United Arab Emirates and Qatar for the benefit of the two brotherly peoples.

The meeting discussed ways to strengthen the march of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf and the latest developments and current situation in the region.

H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad expressed his happiness to visit the U.A.E. and meet with Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, and his pride in the strong brotherly relations and developments in relations between the U.A.E. and Qatar within the framework of the GCC’s blessed march, and to serve the interests of “our brothers in the GCC”.

He stressed the need to achieve greater cooperation and coordination among the GCC countries to face the challenges in the region.

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad expressed his admiration and appreciation for the experience and cultural development achieved by the U.A.E., led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, wishing the U.A.E. further progress and prosperity.

Sheikh Khalifa and Sheikh Tamim confirmed at the end of the meeting the importance of the continuation of meetings, consultation and coordination between the two countries and between the GCC countries, thus contributing to the strengthening of security and stability in the region.

Sheikh Khalifa bestowed the Zayed Medal to Sheikh Tamim as the embodiment of the depth of the brotherly relations between the two brotherly countries and peoples.

The Emir of Qatar expressed his thanks and appreciation to Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan for giving him the Zayed Medal and for the good and warm reception and hospitality for the accompanying delegation, wishing Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan good health and happiness and for the U.A.E. further progress and prosperity under the wise leadership of His Highness.

The meeting was attended by H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler`s Representative in the Eastern Region, H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor, 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, Chairman of Higher Corporation for Specialised Economic Zones (ZonesCorp) (Chairman of Etihad Airways) (Managing Director of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), H.H. Sheikh Omar bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, H.H. Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Etihad Airways, and H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Advisor to the U.A.E. President.

Also present were Obaid Bin Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, Head of the Mission of Honour accompanying His Highness the Emir of Qatar, Ahmed Juma Al Zaabi, Deputy Minister of Presidential Affairs, Lt. General Misbah bin Rashid Al Fattan, Director of the Office of the Vice-President and a number of senior officials.

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