Khalifa, Assad held talks
Posted on17/07/2007 09:42:57
Damascus – President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his host, Syrian President, Bashar Al Assad, held official talks in Damascus yesterday at the People's Palace. During the meeting, which was held in the presence of Minister for Presidential Affairs, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Foreign Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Syrian President warmly welcomed Sheikh Khalifa and his entourage to Syria. He said the visit would definitely have a very good outcome and would lay a new block in the building of bilateral ties between the two sister countries and their peoples.
The Syrian President expressed great satisfaction on the level of ties between the two countries, having witnessed great development in the areas of economy, trade and investment in joint ventures. He reiterated his total support for more of those projects in all sectors.
Sheikh Khalifa reaffirmed the UAE's commitment to further boost the existing fraternal relations with Syrian. He praised the significant and steady growth in economic ties between the two countries, especially in the area of building a strong joint investment base in the economic, trade, tourism, IT and telecommunications sectors.
They discussed ways to further boost bilateral cooperation in all areas, particularly in the areas of economy and finance, as well as in sharing of experience for the mutual benefit of the two countries and their peoples. The two sides reiterated their joint commitment to continuous efforts to further boost the level of ties between them and to continuous coordination and consultation for their mutual interest.
They also discussed the current Arab situation in all aspects and stressed the need to boost Arab solidarity and joint action. They exchanged views on a number of regional and international issues of mutual interest. (Emirates News Agency, WAM)
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