Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed discusses regional issues with US vice president

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the armed forces also discussed bilateral ties with Joe Biden.



His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces has met with United States vice president Joe Biden to discuss a range of regional issues including the Syrian crisis and Yemen.

Biden was in the United Arab Emirates for a two-day official visit and met with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed in capital to discuss a range of topics related to the Middle East, as well as ways to boost bilateral ties.

According to a statement released by state news agency WAM, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed “spoke about the UAE’s vision towards a stable, secure Arab world that is aspiring for an optimistic and positive future, emphasising that such a vision requires a serious, joint work to overcome crises threatening the region”.

The statement also said that the Crown Prince emphasised the UAE’s intent to cooperate and exchange views with its “friends and allies, with t he United States at the forefront, in order to boost regional stability and draw up effective strategies to tackle crises in Syria, Libya and Yemen, in addition to the fight against terrorism”.

During his visit to Abu Dhabi, Biden also visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Masdar City. He is scheduled to meet with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-president and prime minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai before flying to Tel Aviv and Ramallah, and then on to Jordan.