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Bush's visit highlights growing UAE-US links: ECSSR

posted on 14/01/2008: 719 views



The current visit of US President George W. Bush to the UAE has highlighted the growing relations between the UAE and USA, according to a bulletin released by the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR).

The daily publication of the ECSSR Akhbar Al Sa'a added that the relationship between the two countries is significant for a number of reasons: firstly, the relations between the UAE and USA are based on strong and deep historic background as the US was one of the first countries that recognised the UAE federation when launched in 1971.

Secondly, the bulletin said the UAE is a major trade partner to US in the Middle East. The relations between the two countries have been based on mutual respect and joint interest to boost cooperation in all fields.

According to UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the trade exchange between the two countries touched US$13 billion in 2006. There are 750 US companies operating in the UAE.

Thirdly, the US values the UAE's position in the Gulf region, Arab world, the Middle East and the world. 'Thus, Bush has chosen the centre to deliver his key speech. Observers said he chose Abu Dhabi to deliver his speech, it noted.

Fourthly, Bush paid the visit in order to listen to the view point of the UAE in regard to regional issues.

Titled: the UAE-USA relations in the light of Bush's visit, the bulletin referred to the visits paid by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan in 1998 to the US.

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces also visited Washington in 2007, where he met Bush and senior US officials. It added that the UAE has been an important station for U.S. officials when they visit the Middle East and the Gulf. - Emirates News Agency, WAM

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