Saudi and Abu Dhabi crown princes discuss ‘strong and prosperous’ relations

Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during the Saudi-UAE Summit in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, June 6, 2018. Picture taken June 6, 2018. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS

RIYADH (RAHNUMA): The UAE and Saudi Arabia’s partnership is “strong and prosperous,” Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed said on Monday after talks with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The Abu Dhabi crown prince was welcomed in Riyadh by Prince Mohammed and they exchanged Eid Al-Adha greetings.

Sheikh Mohammed conveyed the greetings of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed to King Salman.

During the meeting, they disussed the “close fraternal relations,” developing bilateral cooperation, in addition to the latest regional and international developments.

Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Salman also attended the meeting.

“During our meeting in Riyadh, my brother Mohammed bin Salman and I discussed ways to further deepen the fraternal bond and strategic cooperation between our nations,” Sheikh Mohammed said.

“The partnership between the UAE and Saudi Arabia continues to be strong and prosperous.”

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