Sheikh Mohamed greets King Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin of Malaysia during his inauguration ceremony at Istana Negara, the National Palace of Malaysia. WAM
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Tuesday attended the inauguration of Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al Mustafa Billah Shah, as King of Malaysia.
"Today I was pleased to attend the inauguration of my dear friend, Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, as King of Malaysia. I wish him all success in serving his country and people," tweeted Sheikh Mohamed.
Later in the day Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad received Sheikh Mohamed.
The visit which took place at the Prime Minister's Office in Bangunan Perdana Putra, Putrajaya, was part of the Sheikh Mohamed's itinerary during his one day visit to the country in conjunction with the installation of the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.
The Malaysian Foreign Affairs Ministry, in a statement, said the special visit had given new impetus to the existing friendship between both countries and also reflected the mutual aspirations to further strengthen ties.
During the meeting, Sheikh Mohamed reiterated the UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is commited to enhancing and diversifying its ties with Malaysia. He said the the bilateral relations between the UAE and Malaysia continue to grow as a result of their strong foundations based on trust, mutual respect and common interests.
Sheikh Mohamed went on to praise Malaysia's development journey, noting the country's investment in its people through education.
For his part, the Malaysian prime minister hailed the comprehensive cultural and development march attained by the UAE, praising its initiatives and approach based on coexistence, respect and acceptance of the other, noting that the UAE has become a global model for tolerance.
Mahathir Mohamad expressed his aspirations to further strengthen cooperation between the two countries.
The two sides affirmed their keenness to further develop bilateral relations across various sectors, ensuring regional and global security and stability, and consolidating efforts to promote tolerance and dialogue among peoples.
Ali bin Hammad Al Shamsi, Deputy Secretary-General of the Supreme National Security Council, Mohammed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Under-Secretary of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, Khalid Ghanim Al Ghaith, UAE Ambassador to Malaysia, and Sultan Rashid Al Shamsi, Executive Director at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, accompanied His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed during the meeting.
The meeting was also attended by Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah along with a number of Malaysian officials.
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The session highlighted the enduring diplomatic ties spanning over five decades between the UAE and Türkey whilst also underscoring the momentous 27 accords inked in the last 18 months, which include the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA).