The Bahraini monarch King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi who is also the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan discussed ways of strengthening the friendly relations between the two countries and a number of regional and international issues during the King of Bahrain’s visit to the UAE yesterday.
The two sides stressed the importance of strengthening consultation and coordination within the framework of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC’s) progress, supporting joint action, achieving progress and prosperity for the people of the Gulf and confronting the various threats that are present. This coordination is based on the Gulf countries’ belief in their shared history, aims and goals, according to what Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported yesterday.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed stressed the depth of the fraternal and historic ties between the two countries, while stating that the UAE, led by President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan always looks forward to strengthening its relations with Bahrain in a way that ensures the interests of the two countries and peoples.
The King of Bahrain also emphasised the close relations between the Kingdom and the UAE, and their joint efforts to further develop them. He praised the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, for their role in supporting the GCC to defend its interests and Arab issues in order to guarantee security and stability in the region.