In pictures: German Foreign Minister on official visit to Abu Dhabi

The German minister made the statements Tuesday during a news conference held with H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, affirming that the UAE is Germany's closest and most important partner.
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The German Foreign Minster added, "We now have this opportunity to reach good results for the benefit of the whole region. The matter is not related only to the sovereignty of Qatar: We have to come back to common work at the GCC and for the Europeans this is a very important matter. For us, the GCC is the guarantor of stability and security in the region." (Image: WAM)
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"We are delighted to see the relations with Germany growing to advanced levels and to see non-oil bilateral trade amounting to more than US$16 billion, with more than 3600 German companies operating in the UAE, playing a significant role in helping the UAE develop," said H.H. Sheikh Abdullah. (Image: WAM)
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The German Foreign Minster added, "We now have this opportunity to reach good results for the benefit of the whole region. The matter is not related only to the sovereignty of Qatar: We have to come back to common work at the GCC and for the Europeans this is a very important matter. For us, the GCC is the guarantor of stability and security in the region." (Image: WAM)
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H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, accompanied the German Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sigmar Gabriel, during his visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi as part of his official visit to the UAE. (Image: WAM)
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H.H. Sheikh Abdullah and the German Minister and his accompanying delegation toured the halls and alleys of the mosque, and through a cultural expert at the mosque, they learned about the mosque's aesthetics and Islamic architecture. They were also informed about the mosque's history and architectural prowess. (Image: WAM)
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Sheikh Zayed Mosque is a cultural and scientific centre and a global tourist attraction that promotes tolerance, openness and respect for the faith and culture of the other in order to complement the approach of moderation and tolerance adopted by the UAE. (Image: WAM)
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H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, received on Tuesday, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, who is in a current visit to the UAE. (Image: WAM)
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They also reviewed prospects for joint cooperation in the economic, financial and investment sectors. They also explored methods to take advantage of the two countries' expertise and potentials to support joint projects and programmes in the government and private sectors for the benefit of the two sides. (Image: WAM)