Abu Dhabi /Â WAM
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, have received heads of delegations participating in the 13th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX 2017, and the 4th edition of the Naval Exhibition and Defence Conference, Navdex 2017.
The reception was attended by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, HH Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, HH Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, HH Sheikh Rashid bin Saud bin Rashid Al Muâ€™alla, Crown Prince of Umm Al Qaiwain, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah, and Dr Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council.
Their Highnesses welcomed the guests, including President Rustam Minnikhanov of the Republic of Tatarstan and President Omar Al Bashir of the Republic of Sudan.
The reception ceremony was also attended by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region, HH Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler`s Representative in the Eastern Region, HH Sheikh Saif bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, HH Sheikh Surour bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, HH Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, HH Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, HH Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.H. Sheikh Omar bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, and H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Also present were Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, and Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, along with a number of leaders and officers of the armed forces.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan conferred the Zayed Medal (First Class) upon President Al Bashir, in recognition of his stances and those of the sisterly Republic of Sudan towards Arab issues.