Abu Dhabi Crown Prince welcomes Prince Charles to UAE

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed spoke of the strong friendship and relations shared between the two countries, which stem from their historic ties and strategic interests.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, greets Britain’s Prince Charles at the Presidential Airport on Thursday during his tour of the region. Ryan Carter / Crown Prince Court – Abu Dhabi
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ABU DHABI // Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, greeted Britain’s Prince Charles on Thursday on his visit to the UAE as part of his tour of the region.

During the meeting, Sheikh Mohammed highlighted the historic and solid relations between the UAE and the UK, which he said were based on foundations of mutual interest and common will, reported Wam, the state news agency.

He also spoke of the strong friendship and relations shared between the two countries, which stem from their historic ties and strategic interests.

Prince Charles began his visit to the Middle East on Saturday in Jordan. There, he met King Abdullah II and toured the Zaatari refugee camp, which houses 80,000 people displaced by the conflict in Syria.

The second leg of his tour took the prince to Kuwait, where he met the emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, and prime minister Sheikh Jaber Al Mubarak Al Sabah.

There, he spent time aboard the British destroyer HMS Dauntless, docked in Kuwait City.

Immediately preceding his UAE visit, Prince Charles spent two days in Saudi Arabia where he met King Salman.

The final stop of his Jordanian- Gulf tour will see him visit Qatar.

Also attending Thursday’s meeting was Muhammed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Undersecretary of the Court of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, and Philip Parham, British ambassador to the UAE, as well as members of Prince Charles’s delegation.

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