In pictures: Angela Merkel arrives in Abu Dhabi

Discussed the promotion of bilateral ties between the two countries, as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest during the talks held here on Monday
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Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday discussed the promotion of bilateral ties between the two countries, as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest. (Image: WAM)
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Sheikh Mohamed welcomed Merkel’s visit to the UAE, noting that this visit comes within the framework of strong friendship between the people of both countries. Earlier on Sunday, she visited Saudi Arabia on Sunday Saudi Arabia, where she met King Salman. (Image: WAM)
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In the UAE, the two leaders reviewed bilateral relations covering political, economic and development areas, as well as current partnerships between both countries and the ways to strengthen them, according to state news agency WAM. (Image: WAM)
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The two parties addressed the latest regional developments regarding Syria, Libya and Yemen, and the efforts of both countries to combat extremist and terrorist groups, and their mutual co-ordination to support the stability and security in the region. (Image: WAM)
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Sheikh Mohamed briefed Merkel about the UAE’s vision of a safe, stable and prosperous region. (Image: WAM)
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They discussed developments in the international system and their implications, as well as the need for communication and dialogue among major international players to agree on a positive understanding to support global peace and stability. (Image: WAM)
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The Crown Prince emphasised that the UAE, led President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, attaches great importance to its relationship with Germany and “is keen to develop and promote this relationship in all areas in the best interest of both countries and their people, while supporting mutual efforts to establish an efficient UAE-German stance to address regional and international instability”. (Image: WAM)
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The UAE is the first trade partner of Germany in the Gulf and Arab region. The volume of trade exchange between the two countries stood at $16 billion, and was increasing due to economic and trade co-operation that provide great potential and incentives, especially in technology, space, renewable energy, tourism and other areas. (Image: WAM)