The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani called on crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE armed forces Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Wednesday afternoon, Crown Prince Court.
The President was warmly welcomed by Crown Prince Al Nahyan. Crown prince Al Nahyan thanked President Ghani for accepting the official invitation to attend the inauguration ceremony of the Louvre Museum.
The two sides talked over strengthening mutual relations, combatting terrorism, building peace, economic development, economic cooperation and assistance in housing programs.
Crown prince Al Nahyan described the new U.S. strategy as a useful opportunity for the region, saying that UAE stands ready to provide all possible cooperation in this respect.
He said that a senior Emirati delegation is expected to travel to Afghanistan to hold conversations with the Afghan Government officials to take practical measures for implementing the commitments on which both countries have agreed. The crown prince added that delegations of both countries should frequently meet and hold conversations to speed up the process of implementing the agreements agreed upon.
Crown prince Al Nahyan stated that UAE is ready to assist Afghanistan in economic development plans, building peace and stability. He supported the efforts made by the international community aimed at establishing peace and stability in Afghanistan, emphasizing that UAE will play a practical role in this process.
President Ghani thanked crown prince Al Nahyan for the warm welcome and hospitality and termed the two countries as two friends who are not only blessed with friendly ties but have much in common.
On behalf of the Afghan Government and people, the President thanked the government and people of the United Arab Emirates for having assisted Afghanistan during the last several years.