Abu Dhabi- Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, hosted Moqtada Al Sadr, leader of the Sadrist Movement in Iraq, at Al Shati Palace on Sunday evening.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and Al Sadr discussed the brotherly relations between their two nations and other issues of mutual interest, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.
During the meeting, which was attended by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Sheikh Mohamed was briefed by Al Sadr about current developments in Iraq.
Sheikh Mohamed stressed the importance of the stability and prosperity of Iraq, and his aspiration for Iraq to play its natural role in the Arab arena, which will enhance the security and stability of the Arab world.
“Experience has taught us to always call for what brings Arabs and Muslims together, and to reject the advocates of division,” Sheikh Mohamed affirmed.
He stressed that the UAE, throughout its history, has extended its hand to the Iraqi people, while noting his appreciation for the contributions of the Iraqi community to the nation’s current renaissance.
The news agency said Sheikh Mohamed renewed his congratulations to Al Sadr for the great victory of Iraq over ISIS, and stressed the importance of investing it to unite all Iraqis.
He reiterated the UAE’s openness to the Iraqi government and people. He also stressed that the scenes being witnessed in the Arab world, with all its human and material losses, teach everyone about the necessity of collaborative work in protecting and preserving the Arab world.