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Gargash receives Somali FM’s call

ABU DHABI, Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, received a telephone call today from Ahmed Ise Awad, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Somalia.

During the call, Awad congratulated Gargash on the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan. He also expressed thanks of the Federal Government of Somalia to the UAE for the support given to fight COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: Emirates News Agency

UAE Ambassador meets Indian Foreign Secretary

NEW DELHI, The UAE Ambassador to India, Dr. Ahmed Al Banna, yesterday met India’s new Foreign Secretary, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, and discussed relations between the two countries.

They stressed that strategic relations between the UAE and India are growing and deepening. This was the first meeting between Al Banna and Shringla, who took charge as India’s top career diplomat at the end of January.

The Ambassador congratulated Shringla on assuming leadership of India’s professional foreign service. They agreed to “coordinate in future the positions of the two countries wherever possible on international, regional and all matters of mutual interest,” Al Banna told the Emirates News Agency, WAM, after the meeting.

Source: Emirates News Agency

Abdullah bin Zayed meets US Secretary of State

BERLIN, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, on Sunday met with the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The meeting, which was held on the sidelines of the Berlin Conference on Libya, reviewed ways to enhance cooperation and coordination between the two friendly countries in all fields.

The two sides also discussed the latest developments in the region, as well as regional and international issues of mutual concern, including the situation in Libya and the important role the Berlin Conference plays in finding a solution to the Libyan crisis.

Sheikh Abdullah reiterated the strong ties of friendship and strategic cooperation between the UAE and the United States and their keenness to develop cooperation ties.

The meeting was attended by Salem Mohammed Al Zaabi, Director of the International Security Cooperation Department at the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Source: Emirates News Agency

Mohamed bin Zayed receives phone call from German Chancellor

ABU DHABI, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, today received a phone call from German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and Merkel discussed ways to enhance bilateral relations in the best interest of the UAE and Germany.

They reviewed the latest regional and international developments and stressed the need to put more efforts into reinforcing security and stability in the region.

Source: Emirates News Agency