Emirates News Agency – Abdullah bin Zayed welcomes Blinken in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, May 16, WAM / His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received Anthony Blinken, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the friendly United States of America.

His Excellency offered his condolences to His Highness on the death of the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may God have mercy on him.

His Excellency expressed his wishes for the UAE to continue progress and prosperity, and for the strategic relations between the two countries to grow and progress, under the wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, ” May God protect him.”

During his meeting with His Excellency the United States Secretary of State during a working dinner in Abu Dhabi, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan discussed the prospects for strategic relations between the two friendly countries and opportunities for growth and development of joint cooperation in all fields.

The two sides also discussed the situation in the region and regional and international issues of common concern, including developments in the Ukraine crisis.

His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan expressed his thanks and appreciation to the US Secretary of State for his condolences and the good sentiments he showed towards the UAE leadership, government and people.

His Highness emphasized that the United Arab Emirates, under the wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, “may God protect him”, hopes to strengthen its strategic relations with the United States of America to achieve the interests of the two countries, contribute to consolidate the pillars of security and stability in the region, and satisfy the aspirations of their peoples in development and prosperity.

The meeting was attended by His Excellency Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Diplomatic Advisor to His Highness the State President, His Excellency Ali Saeed Al Neyadi, Chairman of the National Disaster and Emergency Crisis Management Authority, and His Excellency Yousef Manea Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the United States of America.

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