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Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, the UAE’s Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court, met Britain’s Foreign Secretary James Cleverly in London on Friday.
In his meeting with Mr Cleverly he passed on Sheikh Mohamed's wish to “strengthen the distinguished historical relations between the UAE and the United Kingdom”, state news agency Wam reported.
The two men discussed “ways to develop bilateral co-operation in a number of fields, in a way that serves common interests and achieves more prosperity”.
They also “exchanged views on international developments and a number of issues of common concern”.
King Charles is hosting official guests at a reception at Buckingham Palace on Friday evening.