Mohammed bin Zayed meets David Cameron
His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, yesterday met at Emirates Palace the British Prime Minister David Cameron and the delegation accompanying him.
During the meeting, Sheikh Mohamed welcomed the British Prime Minister and discussed with him the historic relations between the two countries based on friendship, mutual respect and interest.
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi stressed keenness of the U.A.E. led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on developing the relations with Britain, supporting joint work with partners and friends and looking forward to better future relations at all levels. He added that the visit of the British Prime Minister to the U.A.E. comes within the framework of strengthening the distinguished relations and cooperation and enhancing coordination of positions regarding the regional and international issues of mutual interest.
Sheikh Mohamed noted that the two countries have been exchanging visits at the high profile levels to conduct consultations, referring to the historic visit of the U.A.E. President to London, which has further bolstered the relations and cooperation ties between the two countries.
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi commended the U.K.' s position on backing Dubai's bid to host World Expo 2020, and its call for the friendly countries to support the U.A.E. 's candidature to host the international event.
He thanked the British government over its recent visa waiver scheme for Emiratis with effect from early next year, adding that the decision reflects mutual confidence and special relations between the two countries, as well as the resolve to continue work to ease transport for the citizens so to benefit from tourist, economic potentials of both countries.
The two sides explored the growth and development of the relations in both sides in different fields, as well as their resolve to strengthen joint coordination and expansion of partnerships, especially in the areas of economy, investment, social, culture and education, as well as exchange of expertise in different fields.
They also tackled the latest developments, and the regional and international initiatives that could safeguard the regional security and stability.
For his part, the British Prime Minister stressed keenness of his country on strengthening the bilateral relations with the UAE, noting that the British government takes interest in the relations with the UAE given its distinguished status in all fields. He underlined that there was a need to harness potentials to benefit from huge opportunities in all fields between the two countries.
Cameron commended the tolerance, coexistence and openness being enjoyed by the UAE.
The Prime Minister enjoyed a positive and productive working dinner with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, this evening.
They agreed that the bilateral relationship continues to grow strongly and they anticipated good news in the coming days in the civil aerospace sector, sustaining jobs and bringing growth to the UK.
They reaffirmed their commitment to establishing a strong and deepening strategic defence partnership, which they believe should be completed shortly.
Cameron in UAE to back expo bid
British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in the UAE on Saturday, with his office tweeting that he was in the country to support UAE's bid for Expo 2020 and to visit the Dubai Airshow at its new home, Dubai World Central.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, received Cameron and discussed a number of regional and international issues of mutual interest, and the historic relations binding the UAE and Britain.
The British prime minister praised the impressive cultural development achieved by the Emirati people under the UAE's wise leadership. Cameron highlighted the UAE's strong economic growth compared to the British economy and other economies around the world.
He emphasised his country's support for the UAE's bid to host World Expo 2020 and urged friendly countries to support the UAE, especially since Dubai is a global city which speaks all the world's languages and is qualified in terms of tourism, logistic, social, geographical and service aspects to host the important global event.
Cameron toured the 645,000 square metre Dubai Airshow site ahead of its opening today. He then went on to meet 150 CEOs of UK businesses taking part in the airshow, sounding a bullish forecast for Britain's aerospace industry: "It's a global race….and one that we can win if we play to our strengths,” he said.
Abdullah bin Zayed slams violence in Tripoli, Libya
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister has condemned the violent acts in the city of Tripoli, Libya, which resulted in claiming the lives and a number injuries.
He also expressed his sadness and sorrow at the number of victims during a peaceful demonstration, expressing his condolences and heartfelt sympathy to the families of the victims, wishing speedy recovery for the injured.
He also called on all Libyan parties to renounce violence and ensure the Libyan national and regional unity.
Sheikh Abdullah expressed his support for the Libyan government's efforts in facing acts of violence in all their forms and manifestations in order to establish stability and security over all parts of Libya.