Mohammad and Nazarbayev discuss bilateral ties and ways to take them to greater heights
Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al and Nazarbayev witness an MOU signing ceremony, at the Presidential Palace. Seen signing are Obaid Bin Humaid Al Tayer, UAE Minister of State for Financial Affairs, and Zhenis Kassymbek, Minister of Investments and Development of Kazakhstan.
Abu Dhabi: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan on Saturday.
They discussed ways of enhancing ties of friendship and cooperation between the UAE and Kazakhstan and took stock of the latest regional developments of mutual concern.
During the talks, which took place at the Presidential Palace, Shaikh Mohammad welcomed the Kazakh President and his delegation and hoped the visit would contribute to furthering bilateral ties and realisation of aspirations of the two leaders in both countries as well as opening up of new prospects for joint cooperation.
The two leaders explored possibilities of advancing bilateral relations in investment and economic areas to serve the interests of the friendly countries and their people.
“The UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is keen to build bridges of communication and cooperation with other countries of the world in order to serve mutual interests and boost development and progress efforts. The UAE has established a solid foundation of distinguished ties with sisterly and friendly countries based on its policy of mutual respect, confidence and constructive cooperation,” Shaikh Mohammad said.
The Kazakh leader expressed his delight at visiting the UAE, highlighting the important friendship and cooperation ties that bind his country with the UAE. He lauded the progress and development witnessed by the UAE. He further said that due to the support of leaders in both countries, the UAE-Kazakhstan’s ties have become a source of optimism and satisfaction. According to him, two-way trade exchange has doubled four times.
“Thanks to the great efforts by the UAE leadership, your country has become a world leader in development. The future requires changes and adaptation to new developments and this is what you are always doing,” he said.
Recalling the role of the late founding father, Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in strengthening friendship ties with his country, he said, “This year, you are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Shaikh Zayed, who left a lasting legacy in leadership, building and development thanks to his vision and policy you are following in his steps.”
The two leaders underlined the importance of boosting bilateral ties and cooperation in economic, trade, investment, tourism and energy so as to serve mutual interests. They also highlighted the need for doubling international efforts to realise peace and security in the region and the world and promote values of tolerance, dialogue and peaceful coexistence among nations.