His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and Dr. Mustafa Al-Kazemi, Prime Minister of the brotherly Republic of Iraq, held an official session of talks today at Al-Watan Palace in Abu Dhabi.
During the session, His Highness and His Excellency Mustafa Al-Kazemi discussed brotherly relations between the United Arab Emirates and the Republic of Iraq and ways to develop cooperation between them in various fields to achieve their mutual interests, in addition to a number of regional and international issues and issues of common interest.
The two sides reviewed cooperation between the two countries in the fields of development, economy, investment and politics, as well as opportunities to expand cooperation in the sectors of health, energy and infrastructure, and work to establish joint and other vital projects.
They exchanged views on a number of issues and files of concern to the two countries and their developments … in addition to the developments taking place in the region and the efforts exerted in their regard to achieve all that is in the interest of its peoples and their aspirations.
At the beginning of the session, His Highness welcomed Dr. Mustafa Al-Kazemi’s visit to the UAE, hoping that this visit would bring benefit to the peoples of the two brotherly countries and contribute to further development and growth of our bilateral relations in various fields.
His Highness said, “I welcome you, your Excellency, the Prime Minister … and I am very happy to meet you, dear brother, in your second country, the United Arab Emirates.”
His Highness added, “Today we see Iraq going through a challenging phase … but our confidence in God first, and then in your Excellency the Prime Minister is great … and this trust is in safe hands.”
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan said, “We are close to each other, distance and heart … and this visit to you will strengthen the bridge linking the UAE and Iraq … our Iraq is dear to our hearts.”
His Highness pointed out that the relations of the two countries, which were built by the late founder Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, at the beginning of the establishment of the state .. since that day are firmly rooted and developed .. and its bonds were strengthened by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, “may God protect him” … and we continue. In this way..and this visit confirms the strength of relations. “
His Highness expressed his wishes that the future, God willing, brings joy and happiness to the two peoples .. He said, “We want to send a positive message to our two peoples by virtue of the social relations that bind them together.”
His Highness affirmed, “The people of Iraq have a great merit over the UAE … the sons of Iraq from the previous generation contributed to building the UAE … and there are many of them who worked, built, developed and helped build the Emirates, and we mention this merit to them, whether from engineers, doctors, or even politicians and others.” … and there are still many Iraqis living in the UAE, and they are to be credited. “
His Highness said, “I want to congratulate Iraq and congratulate you, His Excellency, the Prime Minister, on the success of the visit of Pope Francis in sending a message to our region and the people of Iraq, especially that their country is safe, stable and optimistic for the future.”
For his part, His Excellency Dr. Mustafa Al-Kazemi, Prime Minister of the brotherly Republic of Iraq, expressed his happiness at his presence in his second country, the Emirates, stressing that the UAE was able to create a success story in the region and Iraq is working to benefit from this experience.
His Excellency praised the stances of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, “may God rest his soul,” towards Iraq … indicating that in all his historical positions he was with the Iraqis, and Iraq will not forget these stances .. and said, “Sheikh Zayed always offered advice to keep the specter of wars away from Iraq”.
His Excellency Al-Kazemi said that Iraq has gone through difficult circumstances and is now working to get out of these circumstances and think about the future by benefiting from successful experiences, and the UAE today is a successful experience in urbanization and development.
He added, “We need our brothers in the UAE to stand with Iraq in rebuilding it, and we stand with our Emirati brothers to protect their development experience. The doors of Iraq are open to the Emirates in the field of investment and industry and in all fields, and this matter is important for the Iraqi national security and the region.”
His Excellency Mustafa Al-Kazemi stressed the importance of relations between the two countries, expressing his happiness at his presence among his brothers, wishing that this visit would be a basis for better relations in the future to serve the peoples of the two countries and the region.
“With your Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, your wisdom and the wisdom of the sons of Zayed, we can build the best relationships,” he said.
On the situation in the region, His Excellency Al-Kazemi said that Iraq is looking for a role to be a meeting point and integration in the region, which has suffered many challenges, and now there is an opportunity to create stability in it through development, stressing that the UAE has a large and pioneering role in making this stability.
He also expressed his thanks to the UAE for its role in the reconstruction of archaeological areas in the city of Mosul, its assistance to Iraq in the face of the “Corona” virus, its noble stances in support of successive Iraqi governments in the war against “ISIS” and for all their positions and assistance to Iraq and its people .. stressing that this is not strange. Over the Emirates.
In conclusion, Al-Kazemi stressed that Iraq is looking for its brothers and brothers in the Arab world, and that he is working to restore Iraq to its Arab side, expressing his thanks and appreciation and the accompanying delegation for the warm reception they received during the visit.
His Excellency the Prime Minister of Iraq wrote a word for him in the register of the major visitors of the Al-Watan Palace
During which he expressed his happiness at visiting the UAE, stressing the depth of brotherly relations between the two brotherly countries, wishing them further development and growth.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan hosted a lunch in honor of the country’s guest.
He attended the talks session and lunch.Lieutenant-General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, His Highness Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser, His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Major General Staff Pilot Sheikh Ahmed bin Tahnoun bin Muhammad Al Nahyan, Chairman of the National and Reserve Service Authority, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Abu Dhabi Airports, His Excellency Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, the diplomatic advisor to His Highness the President of the State, His Excellency Obaid bin Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, and His Excellency Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Head of the Honor Mission accompanying the guest, His Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, His Excellency Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, His Excellency Ahmed bin Ali Mohammed Al Sayegh, Minister of State, His Excellency Khalifa Shaheen Al Marar, Minister of State, and His Excellency Ali bin Hammad Al Shamsi, Deputy Secretary General For the boardThe Supreme National Security Council, Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority, Member of the Executive Council, Lieutenant General Hamad Muhammad Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, His Excellency Matar Salem Al Dhaheri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defense, and His Excellency Mohammed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Under-Secretary of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court.
From the Iraqi side, His Excellency Dr. Fuad Muhammad Hussein, Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Ali Haider Abdul Amir Allawi, Minister of Finance, His Excellency Jumah Anad Saadoun Al-Jubouri, Minister of Defense, His Excellency Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismail, Minister of Oil, His Excellency Nazanin Muhammad Wos, Minister of Housing, Construction and Municipalities, His Excellency Dr. Alaa Ahmed Hassan Al-Jubouri, Minister of Trade Nasser Hussain Bandar Al-Shalabi, Minister of Transport, His Excellency Hussain Nazim Abd, Minister of Culture, in addition to a number of senior Iraqi officials.