Abu Dhabi crown prince, Niger president explore prospects of bilateral cooperation

December 12, 2018 Off By Web Desk

Abu Dhabi � Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou discussed on Monday means to develop bilateral relations between the two countries.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed welcomed President Issoufou and his accompanying delegation, saying that such a visit will contribute to further enhancing the relations between the United Arab Emirates and Niger, opening up wider horizons of cooperation in multiple sectors for the benefit of both countries and their peoples.

The two sides also exchanged views on regional and global developments, along with issues of mutual concern.

The crown prince emphasized that the UAE, under the leadership of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, looks to expand ties with friendly nations based on the principles of mutual trust, respect and cooperation. He noted that UAE ties with Niger are witnessing growth and development in many fields, expressing his hope that levels of cooperation will grow further to explore new arenas for the benefit of both countries.

For his part, President Issoufou confirmed his Niger’s keenness to develop joint cooperation initiatives with the UAE, particularly in the development and trade sectors.

At the end of the meeting, the two sides stressed the keenness of their countries to develop and push forward the cooperation ties to a broader and more comprehensive horizon in light of the shared desire of both leaderships to strengthen these relations.

They also emphasized the importance of concerted international efforts to confront the threat of extremism and terrorism in all its forms, stressing the need to achieve development and prosperity as well as establishing the values of tolerance, dialogue and peace among the peoples of the world.

Source: International Islamic News Agency