Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdualziz Al Saud and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and deputy supreme commander of the UAE’s Armed Forces Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan met on Saturday and tackled means of bolstering ties between the two GCC member states.
They also discussed “an array of regional and international issues of common concern,” Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.
The two top officials “addressed ways of widening collaboration and coordination across all fields to the higher good of both nations in particular and to the best interest of the entire region in general,” the news agency added.
Talks were held at Al-Auja Palace in Riyadh, where King Salman commended the strong relations between Riyadh and Abu Dhabi.
“The UAE-Saudi ties are a model to be copied for how relations between world countries should be and they reflect the two nations’ profound awareness of the regional developments,” commented Sheikh Mohamed.
He stressed that the UAE would “remain steadfast in one trench” with Saudi Arabia owing to its “unequivocal belief” in the two countries’ common goals and views.
The UAE delegation to Saudi Arabia also included a number of high-ranking officials including: National Security Adviser Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan; UAE Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan Al Nahyan; UAE minister of state for foreign affairs Dr. Anwar Gargash; and minister of state for international cooperation Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy.