Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said he had a successful meeting with US vice president Joe Biden at Zabeel Palace on Tuesday.
The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai and Mr Biden discussed the two countries’ friendship and cooperation, acording to Wam, the state news agency .
They also exchanged views on political, security and development issues, focusing on the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, as well as terrorism in the region.
The meeting was also attended by Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.
Sheikh Mohammed said the meeting with Mr Biden “reflects the strong cooperation and friendly ties between the two friendly countries and peoples at various levels”.
The two men also discussed their views on the challenges that the UAE faced in its development. Sheikh Mohammed said: “We achieved the aspirations of our people and the vision of the leadership, which aimed to achieve sustainable development and enhance tolerance and values of harmony in our culturally diversified society.”
He also pointed to the Government’s attention to tourism, saying that although the UAE was an oil producer, tourism had become a vital component of its economy.
Sheikh Mohammed and Mr Biden also discussed the implementation of alternative energy and solar-energy projects.
“This is one of the big challenges that we seek to overcome with great success to protect the local environment and support our national economy, and thus encourage other countries to adopt renewable sources to generate electric power,” said Sheikh Mohammed.
Courtesy: The National