Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed receives Brett McGurk and his delegation at Al Shai Palace on Friday. WAM
During the meeting, they discussed the strategic cooperation and joint coordination between the UAE and the United States and ways to enhance them at all levels in the best interests of the two countries.
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.
The US delegation included Robert Malley, Special Envoy for Iran, and several senior officials.
Sheikh Tahnoun Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser; Hamdan Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Airports Board of Directors, and Yousef Manea Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the United States, attended the meeting.
Earlier, Sheikh Mohamed received a US Congress delegation led by Senator Ben Cardin.
Sheikh Mohamed welcomed their visit to the UAE and pointed at the significance of such visits to exchange views and thoughts regarding various issues of mutual interest, especially the Middle East issues.
He discussed with the Congress delegation friendship ties and cooperation between the UAE and the US in various domains and ways to promote them for the benefit of the two friendly countries.
The parties also tackled a number of issues, the latest developments in the Middle East and efforts to achieve peace and stability and issues of joint interest.
They also exchanged views regarding them, especially concerning initiatives to build bridges of understanding and dialogue to build confidence among the region’s countries.
Sheikh Mohamed emphasised the UAE's keenness and support for all efforts to enhance permanent security and stability regionally and globally in cooperation with fraternal and friendly countries in the best interest of the peoples of the region of peace and prosperity.
Sheikh Mohamed 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.
"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..."
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