x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

UK’s Prince Charles meets Crown Prince in Abu Dhabi

The Prince of Wales passed on the best wishes of the Queen to President Sheikh Khalifa.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, walks with the Prince of Wales at the Presidential Airport yesterday.  Ryan Carter / Crown Prince Court - Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, walks with the Prince of Wales at the Presidential Airport yesterday. Ryan Carter / Crown Prince Court - Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI // Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, met Britain’s Prince Charles who was on a flying visit to the UAE and Bahrain on Friday.

The Prince of Wales passed on the best wishes of Queen Elizabeth to the President, Sheikh Khalifa, who met the Queen and Prince Charles on a state visit to the UK in April last year.

Sheikh Mohammed, also Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, reassured Prince Charles on Sheikh Khalifa’s health after he suffered a stroke last month.

He also passed on regards to the queen, the state news agency Wam reported.

The men also discussed the friendship between their countries and ways to strengthen relations, as well as the latest developments in the region and internationally.

Prince Charles’ visit, which is supported by the British Government, also involved a trip to Manama where he met the crown prince of Bahrain, Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, before holding talks with King Hamad.

The British royal has already been to Saudi Arabia and Qatar this week.

The British ambassador to the UAE, Dominic Jermey, said: “The visit of the Prince of Wales symbolises the long-standing friendship between our royal families and demonstrates partnership at the very highest level.

“These personal ties act as a bedrock in the UK-UAE relationship and allow us to collaborate with confidence on the many issues our people are passionate about, not least critical issues in the region and around the world.”

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