ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb 20 (NNN-WAM) – Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), received Sunday, Sudan’s Foreign Minister, Ibrahim Ahmed Ghandour.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed and Ghandour discussed bilateral relations and means of strengthening them, during their meeting, which coincided with the UAE’s 2017 International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), in Abu Dhabi.

Sudanese President, Omar Al-Bashir, was IDEX’s guest of honour during the official opening.

IDEX is hosted by both UAE’s Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, as well as, UAE’s Supreme Deputy Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan.

Sheikh Abdullah and Ghandour also addressed several issues of common concern, in addition to the latest regional and international developments.

The UAE’s foreign minister said, his country looks forward to developing bilateral ties and “widening the scope of cooperation and coordination on issues of mutual interest.”

Sudan’s foreign minister equally drew attention to the strategic relations between the UAE and Sudan, referring to the UAE’s distinguished standards, both regionally and internationally.

Sudan and the UAE both belong to the Saudi-led military coalition, which has been fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen, through operation “Restore Hope” since Mar, 2015.

Source: Nam News Network