Mohamed bin Zayed, President of Uzbekistan discuss bilateral ties, latest regional and global developments

ABU DHABI, 25th March, 2019 (WAM) — His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, today discussed ways of enhancing bilateral relations and tackled a variety of regional and global issues of common interest.

During an official session of talks at the Presidential Palace, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and the visiting Uzbek President explored opportunities and potentials for expanding joint cooperation across investment, economic, agricultural, tourist and industrial spheres in order to achieve aspirations of the two countries and their peoples for development and progress and serve their mutual interest.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed emphasised that the UAE pays attention to the importance of joint cooperation with the friendly Republic of Uzbekistan in various domains. He said the UAE-Uzbekistan’s relations were established on the pillars of mutual confidence, respect and understanding in addition to the common values and principles on tolerance, coexistence, communication and cooperation.

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed stressed the need for harnessing investment, economic and cultural opportunities available in the two countries and building constructive partnerships between the public and private sectors in both countries.

President Mirziyoyev said he was delighted at his first visit to the UAE and meeting with H.H. Sheikh Mohamed. He underscored his country’s desire to expand and diversify its relations with the UAE to include investment, economic, cultural and industrial sectors driven by the shared political will and promising potential available in both countries.

At the conclusion of the talks, the UAE and Uzbekistan expressed their aspiration for greater joint cooperation and work across areas of investment, economy, culture, agriculture, technology, tourism and science which serve development and progress for peoples of the two friendly countries. The two countries highlight the shared values of tolerance, coexistence, cooperation and friendship and interaction with other countries. They also stressed the importance of maximising international efforts to realising world peace, security and stability, which remains the key bedrock for development, progress and prosperity for the peoples of the region and world and deliver better future for generations.

Writing in the visitor’s book at the Presidential Palace, the Uzbek President thanked the UAE for the warm reception and generous hospitality accorded to him and his accompanying delegation, praising the deeply rooted human values of the UAE and the cultural renaissance it achieved.

Sheikh Mohamed also hosted a luncheon banquet in honour of President Mirziyoyev and his accompanying delegation.

Present at the talks from the UAE were Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of Federal National Council, FNC; H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler’s Representative in Al Ain Region;H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior;H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs;H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court;Shaikh Khalifa bin Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Director of The Martyrs’ Families’ Affairs Office at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court;Ahmed Juma Al Zaabi, Minister of the Federal Supreme Council at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs;Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs;Obaid bin Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs;Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry;Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development;Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment;Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation;Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State; Zaki Nusseibeh, Minister of State;Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, and a number of other ministers and senior officials.

A high-level Uzbek delegation including H. Sultanov, Advisor to the President; Elyor Ganiev, Deputy Prime Minister;Abdulaziz Kamilov, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Sardor Umurzakov, Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade; and Bakhtiar Khaderovic Ibrahimov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the UAE, attended the talks.

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