posted on 27/09/2012: 1448 views
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan received here this afternoon at Al Rawdah Palace His Majesty King Hamad bin Eisa Al Khalifa of Bahrain, who arrived in the UAE on a private visit.
The Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, was present at the meeting.
The UAE President welcomed King Hamad and the delegation accompanying him, wishing them a good stay in their second country.
The two sides discussed the distinguished fraternal relations between the two countries in the light of the existing ties of coordination and cooperation. They also exchanged views on the latest developments in the Arab, regional and international arenas.
Sheikh Khalifa stressed the UAE's support for the Kingdom of Bahrain, expressing the hope that Bahrain would witness more progress and prosperity.
For his part, King Hamad expressed his pleasure about visiting his second country and at meeting with the UAE President. He commended the stance of the UAE towards his Kingdom. King Hamad expressed the keenness of the Kingdom to strengthen its ties with the UAE in the best interest of the two peoples.
The King of Bahrain praised the effective role of the UAE under the leadership of Sheikh Khalifa, citing his support for the Gulf Cooperation Council for Arab States (GCC) and all Arab issues.
Sheikh Khalifa hosted a lunch banquet in honour of King Hamad and his entourage. – Emirates News Agency, WAM
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