President Khalifa Holds Bilateral Talks with Ukrainian President

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President Khalifa Holds Bilateral Talks with Ukrainian President

President Khalifa Holds Bilateral Talks with Ukrainian President(Abu Dhabi) – The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan received at Dhiyafa – Mushrif Palace, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his accompanying delegation. On his arrival at the Palace the visiting President was accorded an official ceremonial reception. The two presidents walked up to the dais as a band played the Ukrainian national anthem, following which the Artillery Regiment fired a 21-gun salute to the country’s guest. Later the two Presidents inspected the guard of honor. The President then accompanied the Ukrainian Head of State to the Union Hall at the Palace, where the latter shook hands with Sheikhs, ministers and senior officials.
Later during the meeting, the two leaders held cordial talks on bilateral relations and cooperation between UAE and Ukraine in the presence of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Then they exchanged medals of honor between them. Sheikh Khalifa presented the Ukrainian President with the Zayed Medal, a medal of honor given to the Heads of States. Yanukovych then conferred on President Sheikh Khalifa, the Ukrainian First Grade Medal, a medal of the highest citation given to the Heads of States. The awards embodied the bonds of relations, cooperation and friendship between the two countries.
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