Khalifa hold talks with Neguesso
Posted on22/05/2007 06:53:55
President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan held talks with President Denis Sassou-Neguesso of Congo Brazzaville yesterday afternoon at Al Mushrif Palace here. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister was also present at the meeting with Neguesso who arrived yesterday on an official visit to UAE.
Sheikh Khalifa welcomed the visiting dignitary and the accompanying delegation and expressed hope that the visit will contribute towards opening horizons of fruitful cooperation between the two countries in a host of fields benefiting the people of both nations.
The bilateral relations between the countries, especially in the fields of trade, economy and investments and the ways of strengthening them were discussed during the talks. Sheikh Khalifa and Neguesso also expressed their views on a number of issues on the regional and international level, especially the situations in Africa.
Sheikh Khalifa reiterated UAE's interest in boosting economic and investment relations with African countries through mutual trade and business from his side, President Neguesso praised the economic renaissance being witnessed by UAE under the wise leadership of Sheikh Khalifa and expressed his country's keenness in finding opportunities for joint investments and economic cooperation between the two countries. He made special mention about the openness of UAE's economy towards the world markets.
Neguesso also said that his country's keenness in bolstering relations with UAE stems from the belief that the country has become a major trade and investment hub in the Middle East region attracting capital from around the world thanks to the stability and security enjoyed by the country in all fields. He also lauded the humanitarian role played by UAE in African countries suffering from draught and famine and said that UAE has made a remarkably visible impression in the filed of humanitarian activities in Africa and the other world countries. (Emirates News Agency, WAM)
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