Abu Dhabi, UAE – His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik took part in a fraternal meeting that brought together leaders from some GCC countries, apart from Jordan and Egypt, in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
The meeting on ‘Prosperity and Stability in the Region’, was called on the invitation of the UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan.
The other leaders present at the meeting were; King Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa of Bahrain, Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, King Abdullah II ibn al Hussein of Jordan and President Abdel-Fattah el Sisi of Egypt.
His Majesty the Sultan’s participation stems from a conviction in the significance of such fraternal meetings and their fruitful outcome that contributes to realising the aspirations of their countries’ peoples.
His Majesty the Sultan returned in the afternoon from Abu Dhabi. During his departure, His Majesty the Sultan sent a cable of thanks to Sheikh Mohamed.
His Majesty expressed his appreciation for the warm welcome and hospitality accorded to him during the visit. He hailed the fraternal meeting as an opportunity to discuss relations and means of consolidating cooperation among the states in all fields.
According to the UAE state news agency WAM, the meeting was held to consolidate and deepen cooperation between the brotherly countries across various sectors that serve development, prosperity and stability in the region through cooperation and regional integration.
The meeting touched upon a number of regional and international issues and developments of common interest and the challenges the region is witnessing politically, security wise and economically, and the importance of coordinating positions and strengthening joint Arab action in dealing with these challenges to ensure building a more stable future for the peoples of the region.
The leaders reiterated the deep-rooted historical ties between their countries in various fields, and their mutual keenness on communication, consultation and continuous coordination towards various transformations in the region and the world.
They stressed that cooperation in building economic and development partnerships between their countries and other Arab nations in the region is the way to creating a better future for all people in the region.
The leaders also affirmed their common vision to enhance stability and prosperity in the region and their firm belief in the significance of communication for the sake of construction, development and prosperity.
They highlighted the importance of adhering to the rules of good neighbourliness, respect for sovereignty and non-interference in internal affairs.