Abu Dhabi Crown Prince receives phone call from Donald Trump

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed valued the call from the US president, state news agency Wam reported, and affirmed the importance of exchanging views on regional and international issues.

ABU DHABI // Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed received a call from US president Donald Trump on Sunday night, during which they explored ways of enhancing bilateral friendship and cooperation.

Sheikh Mohammed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, said he valued the call from the US president and affirmed the importance of exchanging views on regional and international issues.

He and Mr Trump took stock of the latest developments and discussed ways to end security and humanitarian crises in the region.

They stressed their commitment to regional stability and security, and supported joint efforts to counter extremism, violence and terrorist groups that threaten the safety of countries and people.

Sheikh Mohammed affirmed that extremism and terrorism had no religion or identity, and that the groups that preach false ideologies seek to disguise their criminal intention in spreading chaos and destruction.

He told Mr Trump about the UAE’s vision on current regional challenges.

“The UAE is looking forward to overcome this stage of chaos and instability in the region through joint cooperation and efforts that serve mutual interests, achieve peace and stability and restore security,” Sheikh Mohammed said.

Other issues of common concern were discussed, state news agency Wam reported.

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Published: January 30, 2017 04:00 AM

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