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Saudi-UAE robust ties reaffirmed

Riyadh, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdualziz Al Saud and HH Shaikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, discussed ways of further consolidating the robust brotherly relations between the two countries along with an array of regional and international issues of common concern.

This came as the Saudi King welcomed Shaikh Mohamed and his accompanying delegation in Riyadh, UAE News Agency (WAM) reported.

King Salman commended the progressively solid relations between the two countries.

The two leaders addressed ways of widening collaboration and coordination across all fields to the higher good of both nations in particular and to the best interest of the entire region in general.

The latest developments in the region, including the ongoing challenges and crises, were reviewed as well by the two leaders.

Shaikh Mohamed reaffirmed the solid basis the bilateral relations are founded on the balanced approach they adopt towards various regional and international issues.

"The UAE-Saudi ties are a model to be copied for how relations between world countries should be and they reflect the two nations' profound awareness of the regional developments," said Shaikh Mohamed.

Highlighting the Saudi Arabia's pivotal role in countering risks besetting the Arab World, HH Shaikh Mohamed bin Zayed expressed his confidence that Saudi Arabia - thanks to its wise leadership and strong people - would continue to play that role for protecting the Arab interests and providing all drivers of progress and development for Arab peoples.

''The UAE will remain steadfast in one trench with its Saudi brothers out of its unequivocal belief in our common goal and destiny,'' he said.

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi added that the prudence of King Salman and his far-sighted vision and brave stances constitute the safety and stability valve in both the Kingdom and the region at large.

He expressed his appreciation for the leading role assumed by King Salman in reinforcing security and stability in the region and protecting the interests of Arab countries and peoples amid the ongoing challenges and threats.

Source: Bahrain News Agency