In pictures: Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed meets Chinese counterpart Wang Yi

The two discussed ways to enhance friendship and co-operation in areas of economy, trade and investment
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H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, met with Wang Yi, Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China in Beijing. (Getty Images)
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His Highness said, "It is a great pleasure to be once again in Beijing and I am so delighted in being in such a rich country of ideas, of values and of success. We can reflect on our relationship and be very proud of what we have both achieved. My team and I are extremely grateful for the warmth that we have felt since we have arrived, and for the admiration that your team has expressed in terms of how much China values the relationship with the UAE." (Image: WAM)
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"We currently very much appreciate that the trade between our two countries has crossed the 50 billion US Dollars mark, without the oil sector being counted, but we very much see that our relationship can go further forward, especially looking at the UAE as not only the 2nd largest market in the Middle East but the centre of logistics, finance and trade for the region." (Getty Images)
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"We have laid out the overall plan for the future cooperation we are determined to further strengthen our strategic and political mutual trust," he noted. (Getty Images)
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Minister Wang Yi went on to say, "We believe that it is very important to promote people-to-people and cultural exchange. As an important part of the overall relationship, we will further strengthen exchanges in education and culture and between our young people we will explore more opportunities for law enforcement and security cooperation to play a bigger role in providing facilitation and security guarantees for our people to people exchange." (Getty Images)
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Sheikh Abdullah and Wang Yi signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the establishment of a Joint Cooperation Committee between the Governments of the United Arab Emirates and the People's Republic of China. (Image: WAM)
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Both officials witnessed the signing of a framework agreement for building industrial capacities and co-operation between the UAE Ministry of Economy and the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission. (Image: WAM)
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A Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, was also inked between the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA, and Chinese National Development and Reform Commission for the development of China's Silk Road information technology. The TRA and Huawei Technologies Co. sealed their co-operation with a MoU. A tripartite MoU for co-operation between the TRA, UAE University and Huawei Technologies Co., was also inked. (Image: WAM)
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Zhang Gaoli welcomed Sheikh Abdullah to China, saying the visit underscored the depth of UAE and China’s ties. (Image: WAM)
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H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed emphasised the UAE's desire to boost co-operation with China in various domains and build on their longstanding strategic relations. (Image: WAM)