UAE-China ties historic: VP

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Abu Dhabi / WAM

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on Monday received Arkin Amir Albak, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China and Chairman of the China-Arab Friendship Society, to discuss a variety of parliamentary issues and areas of joint co-operation between the Federal National Council of the UAE and National People’s Congress of China, particularly with regard to co-ordination in regional and international parliamentary conferences.
HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, attended the meeting which took place at Zabeel Palace.
HH Sheikh Mohammed praised the UAE-China ties as ”historic”, based on mutual friendship and respect, and constructive co-operation in economic, trade and tourism sectors that serve the interests of the two friendly countries and their peoples.
The Chinese MP lauded the relationship between the UAE and China as ”solid” at both, the official level and people-to-people bonds. He also commended the democratic experiment of the recent FNC election which he described as ”successful and pioneering”.
Present at the meeting also were Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of Federal National Council (FNC), Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International Cooperation, Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Director-General of Dubai Protocol Department, and Chang Hua, the Chinese Ambassador to the UAE.

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