The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, held a meeting with His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain, at Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, attended the meeting.
The President reiterated that the UAE will continue to stand beside Bahrain, contributing to strengthening its security and stability. The President also expressed hope that Bahrain will witness more progress and prosperity.
King Hamad expressed happiness over the opportunity in visiting his second home country and meeting President Shaikh Khalifa. He also expressed pride and gratitude for the UAE’s stance and its continuing support to Bahrain for achieving stability and development for the prosperity of the people.
During the meeting, they reviewed the fraternal ties between the UAE and Bahrain, and pondered over ways to strengthen the relations on various fronts. They also exchanged views on a number of issues and current developments on the regional and the international levels.
The President then hosted a banquet luncheon in honour of the visiting King and the delegation accompanying him.
The King of Bahrain later issued a statement, in which he said: “Being in our sister country, the United Arab Emirates, we are happy to express deep gratitude to our beloved brother His Highness President Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to his government and its brotherly people for their sincere feelings of fraternity and noble stance which have reinforced the brotherly bond between two nations sharing the same history like two families.
Our meeting today has expressed the strong and distinguished bond between Bahrain and the UAE and it reflects the image of the optimal relations between the countries in the Gulf which all share the same destiny and set the principles of the joint Gulf work.” Agencies