President of Colombia receives Abdullah bin Zayed

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(Bogota) – President of Colombia, Ivan Duque Marquez, has received H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and his accompanying delegation, currently visiting the country.

The meeting addressed prospects for fostering bilateral relations across all fronts, primarily in the fields of politics, economy, trade, renewable energy, and food security.

The Colombian president and H.H. Sheikh Abdullah exchanged views over a number of regional and international issues of common interest, with the UAE top diplomat conveying wishes for further progress and prosperity to Colombia from President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

The Colombian leader relayed his greetings to UAE leaders and underlined the importance of the visit in advancing cooperation to the higher good of both countries.

Sheikh Abdullah underscored the UAE’s keenness to consolidating bonds between the two countries to the common good of their peoples.

Salem Rashid Al Oueiss, the UAE Ambassador to Colombia, attended the meeting.  Also there from the Colombian side were Andrés Rafael Valencia Pinzon, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development; José Manuel Restrepo, Minister of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism; Luz Stella Jara Portilla, Vice Minister of Foreign Relations; Dr. Flavia Santoro Trujillo, President of PROCOLOMBIA; and Angela Ospina de Nichols Director of the Presidential Cooperation Agency (APC).