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Mohammed bin Zayed attends opening ceremony of the 7th Asian Winter Games 2011

posted on 31/01/2011: 610 views



H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has attended the opening ceremony of the 7th Asian Winter Games 2011 held in cities of Astana and Almaty, Kazakhstan, and scheduled to continue until 6 February.

His Highness, along with H.E. Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, and a number of leaders and representatives of Asian countries, including H.E. Roza Otunbayeva, Kyrgyzstan's President, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, President of the Olympic Council of Asia, Alexander Zhukov, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, President of the Russian Olympic Committee attended the opening ceremony of the 7th Asian Winter Games 2011 held this evening at the Astana-Arena stadium under the sponsorship of the International Olympic Committee and in cooperation with the Olympic Council of Asia.

Upon his arrival in the Kazakh capital Astana yesterday evening, H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, held talks with H.E. Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, at the Presidential Palace, focusing on boosting bilateral cooperation in the areas of trade, investment, economy and touristic and cultural exchange, as well as ways to further enhance the relations between the two countries.

The meeting was attended by Ahmed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Electricity and Water Authority and Deputy Secretary-General of the Executive Council, Hamad Al Hurr Al Suwaidi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Finance, Mohammed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Under Secretary of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, Ibrahim Hassan Saif, UAE Ambassador to Kazakhstan, Nurlan Yermekbayev, Aide to the Kazakh President on Political Affairs, and H.E. Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the UAE.

H.H. the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi arrived in Astana yesterday to attend the opening ceremony of the 7th Asian Winter Games 2011. H.H. and the accompanying delegation were received at the Astana International Airport by H.E. Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, H.E. Karim Massimov, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, H.E. Adilbek Dzhaksybekov, Minister of Defence, H.E. Ibrahim Hassan Saif, UAE Ambassador to Kazakhstan, and H.E. Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the UAE. - Emirates News Agency, WAM

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