Vice President meets Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi in capital
ABU DHABI // The Vice President visited the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi on Monday at Al Bahr Palace to discuss national issues.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, discussed the course of national development in sync with the vision of the President, Sheikh Khalifa.
During the meeting, they voiced pride in the Year of Giving initiative and young people’s achievements, reported Wam, the state news agency. The meeting was attended by other Sheikhs and senior officials.
The leaders also received a delegation from the Jiu-Jitsu International Federation, congratulating the athletes on their winning achievements over the past two years.
Last October, UAE fighters won nine medals in the Asian Beach Games in Vietnam, and eight medals in the Asian Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Turkmenistan. The UAE’s Faisal Al Ketbi won a gold medal at the World Championship in Poland.
The team won 19 medals in the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu Tour in Los Angeles last September, 13 during the second tour in Tokyo, and 24 in the third in Rio de Janeiro.
During the fourth tour last week, the team won 105 medals.
Updated: January 16, 2017 04:00 AM