Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed receives King Hamad at the Presidential Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport. WAM
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received King Hamad upon his arrival at the Presidential Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
During the meeting held at Qasr Al Bahr, 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, and ways to enhance them to drive sustainable development in their countries and achieve the aspirations of their peoples and serve their mutual interests.
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 wellbeing and prosperity to the kingdom and its brotherly people.
They also exchanged views on several Gulf, regional and international issues of mutual concern, and discussed the latest developments with regard to the terrorist attack that targeted civil areas and facilities in the UAE and the measures taken by the UAE in response to this cowardly attack, which violates all international laws and norms and human values.
King Hamad expressed the Kingdom of Bahrain’s condemnation and denunciation of the terrorist attack carried out by the Houthi militia, stressing the Kingdom’s support for the UAE against all threats to its sovereignty, security and stability.
He also reiterated the Kingdom's solidarity with the UAE and its full support of all measures taken by the UAE to counter the Houthi militia's attacks and ensure the safety of its citizens and residents, adding that any attack on the UAE is considered an attack on Bahrain.
Furthermore, King Hamad underscored the support shown by many countries for the UAE in light of the terrorist attack, which proves the UAE's stature in the international community.
He commended the UAE's successful efforts, which contributed to the issuance of the United Nations Security Council’s unanimous decision condemning the Houthi militia's terrorist attack and affirming the UAE’s legal right to defend its sovereignty, security, stability and interests.
King Hamad also expressed his wishes for continued peace and security for the UAE, and extended his best wishes to Sheikh Khalifa, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed, wishing further prosperity and progress to the UAE and its people.
Separately, Sheikh Mohamed also met Masrour Barzani, Prime Minister of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government.
During the meeting held at Qasr Al Bahr, Sheikh Mohamed and Barzani discussed the cooperation and relations between the UAE and Iraq, particularly the Kurdistan Region, across various economic, investment, development and humanitarian fields.
They also exchanged views on developments in the Middle East and efforts to achieve peace, stability and prosperity for its peoples towards a better future founded on cooperation and coexistence.
Barzani expressed his condemnation of the terrorist attack carried out by the Houthi militia on civil areas and facilities in the UAE, and said that it is a serious violation of international laws and norms and a grave threat to regional security.
He also emphasised the importance of aligning international stances to put a stop to this militia and any other terrorist groups and their supporters.
The UAE leaders conveyed the greetings of Sheikh Khalifa to the Bahraini King and his best wishes for continued good health to him and welling and prosperity to the people of Bahrain under his wise leadership.
The two leaders discussed ways to expand cooperation across all fronts in a way that enhances their sustainable development efforts and contributes to realising the aspirations of their people.
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