Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed receives King Hamad Bin Isa during a Sea Palace barza on Wednesday. WAM
The King of Bahrain was accompanied by Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of the King for Humanitarian Works and Youth.
Also during the day, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed received separately President Armen Sarkissian of Armenia, and President Wavel Ramkalawan of Seychelles, who are on working visits to the UAE.
During the meetings, which took place at Qasr Al Bahr, Sheikh Mohamed discussed with the presidents of Armenia and Seychelles ways of enhancing ties of friendship and avenues of cooperation, particularly in developmental, economic and investment fields, and reviewed an array of regional and global issues of common interest.
Sheikh Mohamed and Armen Sarkissian hold talks during a Sea Palace barza. WAM
The leaders also touched on the Expo 2020 Dubai, which brings together the cultures of the peoples of the world, their history, development projects, investment opportunities, and the humanitarian and civilisational experiences offered by the participating countries in areas of sustainability and scientific innovation.
Sheikh Mohamed holds talks with Wavel Ramkalawan during a Sea Palace barza. WAM
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed and King Hamad exchanged cordial talks that embody the depth of the deep-rooted brotherly relations between the UAE and the Kingdom of Bahrain, which are based on strong bonds of brotherhood, unity of destiny and joint cooperation for the good of the two countries and their mutual interests. The two leaders wished continued progress and prosperity for their countries.
Sheikh Mohamed and King Hamad during a Sea Palace barza. WAM
Sheikh Mohamed also conveyed to King Hamad the greetings of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his sincere wishes for health and happiness and the kingdom and its brotherly people for goodness and prosperity.
The leaders affirmed the strength of the fraternal ties between the two countries and their brotherly peoples, expressing their pride in the bonds of kinship, brotherhood and cooperation that unite them at all levels.
They also discussed several Gulf, regional and international issues of interest to the two countries and exchanged views.
"The UAE’s history is full of examples of good governance and crisis management, and the COVID-19 crisis is an example that demonstrates the wisdom of the country’s leadership in terms of effectively managing crises, reflected by the words of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan..."
Both leaders praised the efforts undertaken by government entities to develop various incentive programmes that encourage employees and their families to engage in the educational, cultural, and creative experiences that Expo 2020 Dubai will offer.
Sheikh Mohamed and McGurk exchanged views on the overall issues and topics of mutual interest, particularly the latest developments in the Middle East and joint work to enhance pillars of security, peace and stability in the region.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed welcomed President Levits to the UAE, and conveyed the greetings of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and his best wishes for good health and wellbeing for the brotherly people of Latvia.
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