Sun 29-04-2018 16:24 PM
ABU DHABI, 29th April, 2018 (WAM) — His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has discussed developing bilateral ties between the UAE and Austria with the Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz.
During official talks held at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi today, the two sides reviewed cooperation between the two countries in the trade and investment, tourism and culture sectors.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed said that relations between the UAE and Austria are based on a long history of cooperation, understanding, and shared interests since the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries in 1974.
He added that high-level visits between the two friendly nations reflect the joint interests of their leaders to develop ties further. His Highness also praised the role of the UAE-Austria Joint Committee for Cooperation for expanding the horizons of cooperation and partnership across the political, trade, and technology sectors, among others, for the interest of both countries and its peoples.
Sheikh Mohamed went on to say that the UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is keen to strengthen its partnerships with countries globally, and Austria in particular, as part of its foreign policy agenda to diversify its knowledge-based economy and to attract foreign investment.
His Highness emphasised that the development witnessed in the course of UAE-Austrian relations opens the path for further growth and prosperity across a number of sectors and fields. He also expressed his confidence that Chancellor Kurz’s visit to the UAE will be a strong move forward to advancing ties between the two nations.