His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Salva Kiir Mayardit President of South Sudan, today reviewed prospects for expanding cooperation ties between the two countries across multiple fronts.
This came as His Highness Sheikh Mohamed received the leader of South Sudan at Al Shati Palace today, where they reviewed an array of issues of common interest and means of consolidating relations at the developmental and investment levels.
The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince underlined the UAE’s support for ensuring peace and stability in the Republic of South Sudan, underscoring the necessity of engaging all parties concerned in the confidence-building efforts toward ensuring national reconciliation and establishing security and stability in South Sudan.
“The UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is keen to diversify its relations with all friendly countries on the basis of mutual trust and respect with the ultimate goal of propelling peace and development-oriented efforts in various parts of the world,” Sheikh Mohamed added.
For his part, the leader of South Sudan hailed the UAE’s efforts to promote values of tolerance and peaceful co-existence among peoples of the world.
“South Sudan is keen to boosting its friendly relations with the UAE which now represents a key world economic and trade hub,” he added.
Attending the meeting were Obaid bin Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry, Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority, and Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Undersecretary of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi.
From the Sudanese side, Nhial Deng Nhial, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Salvatore Garang Mabiordit, Finance Minister, Ayii Deng, South Sudanese Cabinet minister in the president’s office, Minister of Petroleum, Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, and Deng Deng Nhial, Ambassador of South Sudan to the UAE.