UAE keen on deepening ties with Australia:FM

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UAE keen on deepening ties with Australia:FM

UAE keen on deepening ties with Australia:FM

(Abu Dhabi) – Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan received Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, who is currently on a visit to the UAE. The meeting touched on ties of friendship and cooperation between the two countries and ways to enhance them. Also discussed were means to develop economic and commercial relations and to promote joint investments.
The two ministers exchanged views on the latest regional and international developments, as well as issues of mutual interest.
In a joint press statement issued at the end of the meeting, Sheikh Abdullah welcomed the Australian minister and her accompanying delegation and extended greetings to the people of Australia on the anniversary of their country’s national day.
Sheikh Abdullah said, “The UAE and Australia enjoy strategic bilateral relations and today’s meeting would further help in deepening them. I look forward to my upcoming visit to Australia in the coming few weeks.” “The continuous visits by the leaderships in the two countries led to the remarkable development in their diplomatic relations since their establishment in 1975,” he added.
On her part, Bishop praised her country’s progressive relations with the UAE. She said that she met several Australian investors in the UAE who were happy with the facilities offered to them here and welcomed the UAE investments in Australia.
She also welcomed Sheikh Abdullah’s next visit to Australia and lauded his efforts in countering extremism and violence.
(Courtesy WAM)