Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed receives President of Portugal

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Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed receives President of Portugal

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed receives President of Portugal

(Abu Dhabi) – His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received at Al Mushrif, Dr. Anibal Cavaco Silva, President of the Republic of Portugal, who is paying an official visit to the UAE.
President Cavaco was accorded an official reception at Al Mushrif Palace. The Portuguese President and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi headed to the podium of honour, where the national anthems of the two countries were played and 21 canon shots were fired in salute to the guest of the country. Then the Portuguese President shook hands with the UAE officials, while Sheikh Mohamed greeted senior officials accompanying President Cavaco.
During the meeting, Sheikh Mohamed and President Cavaco discussed bilateral relations, focussing on political, economic, trade and cultural areas, and ways to strengthen them in the best interest of the two countries and peoples.
Welcoming the visit of the President of Portugal and the delegation accompanying him, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi expressed his satisfaction at the visit, which comes within the framework of friendship and cooperation between the two countries at a time when bilateral relations are growing.
“We are happy to meet you, Mr. President, in the UAE to discuss the interest of our countries and push forward our bilateral relations to achieve more progress,” Sheikh Mohamed said.
He added that the UAE, led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, looks forward to strengthening cooperation ties with the Republic of Portugal.
(Courtesy WAM)

On his part, President Cavaco expressed his satisfaction at visiting the UAE, hoping this visit would help boost further the cooperation ties between the two countries. He noted that Portugal is interested in boosting its relations with the UAE in all fields, especially in economic and trade areas. He commended the urban development being experienced by the UAE.