VIDEO: Sheikh Mohammed, Iraqi premier review strengthening cooperation - GulfToday

VIDEO: Sheikh Mohammed, Iraqi premier review strengthening cooperation


Sheikh Mohammed and Mustafa Al Kadhimi hold talks at Zabeel Palace in Dubai on Sunday.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, on Sunday received Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi at Zabeel Palace to discuss ways of enhancing the fraternal bilateral relations in addition to an array of regional issues of common economic and security interest.

The two leaders emphasised on the importance of continuing the COVID-19 countermeasures in order to expedite recovery from the disease.

Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, attended the meeting.

The meeting also explored the prospects of expanding cooperation between the two fraternal nations on the trade and investment levels as well as exchanging technical expertise in the infrastructure field.

In this regard, Sheikh Mohammed affirmed the UAE's readiness to provide logistical support for Iraq in order to develop its ports and improve its services.

Sheikh Mohammed spoke high of the revered history of Iraq and its deeply rooted cultural heritage in areas of literature, poetry, sciences, and medicine.

The Iraqi premier expressed his government's desire to benefit from the AI model adopted by the UAE in areas of management, economy, investment, trade and infrastructure, describing Dubai's experience in this respect as a model to be emulated by the countries of the region.

Al Kadhimi also expressed his country's sincere appreciation of the UAE's support for the Iraqi people to rehabilitate their war-ravished mosques, churches, and other historical sites.

AD-CP-Iraqi-PM-750x450Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed receives  Mustafa Al Kadhimi  upon his arrival at the Presidential Airport in Abu Dhabi.

Earlier in the day His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Dr Mustafa Al Kadhimi, Prime Minister of Iraq, held discussions at Qasr Al Watan, Abu Dhabi, on Sunday.

Sheikh Mohamed and Al Kadhimi tackled ways to enhance the fraternal relations between the UAE and Iraq in various fields in the best interests of the two countries.

They also discussed a number of regional and international issues of mutual interest.

The two sides reviewed cooperation in the development, economic, investment and political fields between the two countries. They also explored opportunities to expand cooperation in the health, energy and infrastructure, and work to establish joint vital projects.

Sheikh Mohamed and Iraq's Prime Minister exchanged views regarding a number of issues, as well as the latest regional developments.

Mustafa Al Kadhimi arrived in the UAE on Sunday on an official visit to the country.

Sheikh Mohamed led an entourage to welcome the Iraqi prime minister and the accompanying delegation upon arrival at the Presidential Airport in Abu Dhabi.

“It was a pleasure to welcome our brother Mustafa Al-Khadimi, Prime Minister of Iraq to the UAE where he is amongst family. I look forward to our fruitful discussions regarding the prosperity and development of our brotherly nations,” tweeted Sheikh Mohamed.

The Iraqi prime minister was accorded a red-carpet reception where the UAE and Iraqi national anthems were played after which artillery fired 21 guns in salute to the guest.

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