Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 2 June 2020

Sheikh Mohamed discusses UAE-UK ties with Boris Johnson

British leader invites Crown Prince to Global Vaccine Summit next month

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed with the now British prime minister Boris Johnson. Crown Prince Court Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed with the now British prime minister Boris Johnson. Crown Prince Court Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, spoke with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday to discuss the two nations' economic and security ties.

“He [Mr Johnson] expressed his gratitude to the UAE for their support and co-operation in the fight against coronavirus,” a Downing Street statement said.

“The two leaders also discussed how to further develop the UK and UAE’s close economic and security ties.

“The Prime Minister invited the Crown Prince to participate at the coming virtual Global Vaccine Summit, which the UK is hosting on June 4.”

On March 28, Sheikh Mohamed wished Prince Charles and Mr Johnson a quick recovery after they contracted the coronavirus.

Sheikh Mohamed and Mr Johnson also spoke by phone on March 6, covering issues including trade, investment and counter-terrorism, and how best to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

This month Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab thanked Dubai for sending 60 tonnes of urgently needed coronavirus protective equipment.

Mr Raab also praised the UAE's role in providing airline support for flights to return stranded Britons to the UK.

Updated: May 18, 2020 11:06 PM

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