His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received on Thursday Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, who arrived on an official state visit to the UAE.
Upon his arrival at the Presidential Airport in Abu Dhabi, Prince Mohammad was accorded an official reception and a 21-gun salute was fired in his honour.
Later, Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed and Prince Mohammad Bin Salman held talks on ways to enhance bilateral ties. They also discussed regional and international issues of mutual concern.
The official visit of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince has signalled a new era of continuous integration and consultation between the two countries.
Dr Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of the National Media Council said that the UAE-Saudi relations are ‘strong and strategic’ in various fields and ties have been given special attention and care by the leaderships of both countries.
“We believe that the relations of affection and brotherhood between our two countries are deep-rooted and supported by a shared vision aimed at development of our countries in the best interest of our brotherly peoples,” he said.
“The two leaderships have the aspiration and wisdom to pursue the path of development, building and prosperity for the peoples of the two countries, in particular, and the region in general.”
Abu Dhabi is the first stop on Prince Mohammed’s regional tour. He is expected to visit Bahrain, Egypt and Tunisia. He is also due to travel to Argentina to attend the G20 summit at the end of the month.
The Crown Prince was spotted at Yas Marina Circuit enjoying the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix following talks with UAE leaders on regional security.