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Mohamed, Abe review regional developments

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His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, yesterday received a phone call from Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, on the prospects for further accelerating bilateral relations at various fronts.

The latest regional and international developments were reviewed by the two leaders during the phone conversation, which also occasioned an exchange of views over issues of mutual concern.

They underlined their keenness to continue to advance bilateral relations to higher levels and to jointly work for establishing peace and security and promoting the values of tolerance and peaceful co-existence, being a solid basis for global stability and prosperity.

Recently, Sheikh Mohamed had an official meeting with US National Security Adviser John Bolton in the country and discussed several issues of mutual concern, including joint coordination as part of the international efforts to counter violence, extremism and terrorism.

The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and the US National Security Adviser also took stock of the latest regional and global issues of mutual interest, and consequences of unfolding developments in the region.

The meeting at Al Shati Palace was attended by H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council; H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser; H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs; Ali Saeed Al Neyadi, Chairman of the Federal Customs Authority; Ali bin Hammad Al Shamsi, Deputy Secretary-General of the Supreme National Security Council; Yousef Al Otaiba, the UAE Ambassador to the US; and Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Under-Secretary of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court.

Recently, Sheikh Mohamed underscored that the UAE will back Sudan as it passes through current circumstances and transformations to achieve peaceful political transition, while receiving Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah Burhan, Chairman of Sudan’s Transitional Military Council,TMC, in Abu Dhabi.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed affirmed that the UAE would stand with Sudan in its efforts to preserve its security and stability, fulfil aspirations of the brotherly Sudanese people for development and progress and to realise a peaceful political transition under national reconciliation and unity.

Sheikh Mohamed said he was confident of the Sudanese people’s ability and their national institutions to overcome this stage and move towards the future with a united national spirit.

Sheikh Mohamed said the UAE would spare no effort to do whatever is good for the brotherly people of Sudan.

‘’Dialogue is important in this critical moment Sudan is passing through. With dialogue, Sudan will reach at national reconciliation, realise its aspirations, strengthen its stability and usher into a new prosperous chapter with confident steps towards the future,’’ H.H. stressed.

Highlighting the deeply-rooted, fraternal UAE-Sudan’s ties, Sheikh Mohamed said the UAE is always at the forefront to provide support to the Sudanese people.

Sheikh Mohamed expressed best wishes of bright future under which Sudan will achieve development, progress and harmony.

For his part, Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah Burhan expressed thanks and gratitude to the UAE for its supportive stances towards Sudan, especially its financial assistance to Sudan’s economy.

He hailed ties between the peoples of the UAE and Sudan as ‘’deep’’.

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs; Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs; Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces;Mohammed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court; and Hamad Mohammed Al Junaibi, UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Sudan; and the delegation accompanying the Sudanese leader attended the meeting.

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