Mohammed bin Zayed receives US Defence Secretary
General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces received in Abu Dhabi last Thursday US Defence Secretary Robert Gates, who arrived here on a short visit to the UAE. Sheikh Mohammed welcomed Gates and praised the progressive ties of friendship and cooperation between the UAE and the USA and their keenness to enhance relations in all fields. The meeting discussed ways to boost cooperation in military and defence fields.
Sheikh Mohammed and Gates also exchanged views on topics of mutual concern, as well as current international developments and current efforts to enhance regional security and stability. The meeting was attended by Yousif Mana Al Otaiba, Director of International Affairs at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court and Michelle Sison, Ambassador of the United States. Sheikh Mohammed hosted a luncheon in honour of the US Defence Secretary and his accompanying delegation. (Emirates News Agency, WAM)
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