Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed arrives in China

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, has arrived in Beijing on an official visit at the invitation of President Xi Jinping of China.

ABU DHABI // Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, has arrived in Beijing for an official visit at the invitation of President Xi Jinping of China.

During the three-day visit, Sheikh Mohammed will hold a series of meetings to promote the development of friendly relations and strategic cooperation between the two countries, discuss issues of mutual, regional and international interest, according to state news agency Wam.

Strengthening relations with China represents a key strategy of the UAE under the leadership of the President Sheikh Khalifa, Sheikh Mohammed said in a statement on arriving in Beijing.

There are common ambitions to further develop ties in the coming years, Sheikh Mohammed said, stressing this visit would be an opportunity to deepen and expand bilateral cooperation and partnership between the two countries.

The visit was an opportunity to consolidate bilateral links which have been based on a strong foundation of friendship, mutual understanding, respect and common interests since the era of the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed.

Sheikh Mohammed said relations between the UAE and China have developed rapidly since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

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Published: December 13, 2015 04:00 AM

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