Obama, Sheikh Mohammed meet at White House

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed discussed bilateral ties with US president
Obama, Sheikh Mohammed meet at White House
US President Barack Obama speaks during a bilateral meeting with Abu Dhabis Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan during a meeting in the Oval Office April 26, 2011 at the White House in Washington, DC. (AFP/Getty Images)
By Staff writer
Wed 27 Apr 2011 02:11 PM

US President Barack
Obama had what the White House described as productive,
wide-ranging talks with the crown prince of the United Arab
Emirates on Tuesday but few details of their discussion were
revealed.

The United Arab Emirates has been among the Gulf Arab
states seeking to negotiate an orderly transition of power in
Yemen after three months of unrest.

Obama is also attempting to persuade world oil powers to
increase production of crude to help alleviate a surge in US
gasoline prices that have put political pressure on him at
home.

A White House statement said Obama and Crown Prince
Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan emphasized strong ties between
their two countries and the importance of continued close
consultations.

"The two leaders had a productive and wide-ranging
discussion which focused on our common strategic interests in
the region," the statement said.

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