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AD CP, Jordan king discuss latest regional developments

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Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed holds talks with King Abdullah on Saturday. WAM

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received in Abu Dhabi on Saturday King Abdullah II of Jordan, who is currently visiting the UAE.

Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed welcomed King Abdullah’s visit, which stems from the keenness to continue strengthening relationships between the two brotherly countries.

During the meeting, they discussed means to boost the strong fraternal ties and cooperation to serve their common vision for further development, progress and prosperity.

They also discussed the latest regional developments and exchanged views on a number of issues of mutual concern. Sheikh Mohamed praised the strong fraternal relations between the UAE and Jordan and the keenness to develop them in all domains. He said the UAE, under the wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is looking forward to bolster its brotherly relations with Jordan and to broaden the horizons of such relations in a way that will strengthen the joint Arab action in the light of the challenges facing the region, including terrorism, violence, extremism and external interventions, and their serious implications on regional security and stability.

King Abdulla II expressed his delight at visiting the UAE, saying he was looking forward to deepening his country’s ties with the UAE under the leadership of Sheikh Khalifa.

At the end of their meeting, Sheikh Mohamed and King Abdullah II expressed their interest in supporting relations between the two brotherly countries and people. They emphasised the importance of coordination and consultation on the developments and challenges witnessed in the region, as part of the joint Arab action, aimed at ensuring regional security and stability.

The meeting was attended by Ali Bin Hammad Al Shamsi, Deputy Secretary-General of the Supreme National Security Council, Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Under-Secretary of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi, and Ahmed Ali Mohammed Al Baloushi, UAE Ambassador to Jordan.

From the Jordanian side, it was attended by Ayman Al Safadi. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Bisher Al Khasawneh, King’s Adviser, Major General Yousif Al Henaiti, Chief of the Joint Staff, and Juma Al Abbadi, Jordanian Ambassador to the UAE. King Abdullah II arrived in the UAE earlier on Saturday and was received at Al Bateen Airport by Sheikh Mohamed.

Earlier on Friday, the UAE and Indonesia issued a joint statement following the state visit made by Sheikh Mohamed to the Republic of Indonesia 24 July 2019.

Following is the full text of the statement:

At the invitation of President Joko Widodo of the Republic of Indonesia, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed visited Indonesia on July 24, 2019. On this occasion, President Joko Widodo and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan held a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Bogor on 24 July 2019.

The visit was historical and important milestone of the long-standing and brotherly ties of friendship and bilateral cooperation between the two countries, founded upon close historical bonds, shared principles, mutual interests, and respect for each other’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as common aspiration for international peace, stability and prosperity. During the Visit, President Joko Widodo and Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan held a friendly, productive and constructive talk, as well as in-depth exchange of views, which lead to an important consensus and resolve to further strengthening bilateral, regional and international cooperation on a wide range of issues.

The two leaders affirmed their commitment to increase collaboration between Indonesia and the UAE, taking advantage of the enormous opportunities for economic and development cooperation, as well as to fostering friendship and mutual understanding between the peoples of the two countries.

Both leaders underlined the importance of enhancing economic cooperation. In this regard, they welcomed the signing of agreements in the economic sector, particularly the Agreement for Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investment, as well as the Amendment of the Agreement on the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion, which would further facilitate investment, trade, and other forms of economic cooperation between the two nations.

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