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Syrian leader briefed on Dubai's projects

posted on 19/12/2006: 692 views

His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai yesterday received Bashar Al Assad, Syrian President, and discussed bilateral relations, the current situation in the Arab world and a number of issues related to enhancing Arab joint action.

Sheikh Mohammad was accompanied by Bashar on a tour of the Global Village on Emirates Road. They viewed a model of the Dubai Metro project and were briefed by Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of Dubai Roads and Transport Authority, on its routes, platforms and construction phases. The first phase is scheduled to be completed by September 2009.

Sheikh Mohammad and Bashar attended presentations on new development projects. They listened to a presentation by Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs on the various components of the UAE modernisation strategy.

Sultan Bin Sulayem, CEO of Dubai Ports and Customs Authority outlined plans for development and operation of ports within the UAE and abroad, particularly those run by Dubai World.

Ahmad Bin Bayat, Secretary-General of Dubai Executive Council, explained Dubai's strategic plans for upgrading government performance. The Syrian president praised the UAE's policy of openness. The UAE, he said, had set a good example for the entire world. Bashar also visited the tomb of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. (Gulf News)


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