DUBAI: The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, today received the President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, and his accompanying delegation.
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, and Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, also attended the reception.
The Vice President and President Abdul Gayoom discussed bilateral relations between the UAE and the Maldives and ways to enhance them in fields of mutual interest.
Sheikh Mohammed welcomed Yameen’s visit to the UAE, and stressed the UAE’s keenness on developing ties with the Maldives across various sectors.
President Abdul Gayoom emphasised his country’s desire to boost cooperation in various domains, and praised the UAE’s pioneering stature at the regional and global arenas.
Sheikh Mohammed and the President also attended the signature of four official agreements including; investment protection, visa agreement, along with an agreement to cease double taxation, as well as the Velana International Airport development agreement.
Present at the meeting were Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Mohammad Bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future, Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, Dr. Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment and head of the accompanying honour mission, the Director-General of the Department of Protocol and Hospitality in Dubai, Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Abdul Hameed Abdul Fattah Kazim Al Malla, UAE Non-resident Ambassador to Maldives, along with a number of officials and the senior delegation accompanying the President of Maldives.
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