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UAE president says to visit Iran

Tehran’s foreign minister delivered an official invitation during a meeting with Sheikh Khalifa

UAE president says to visit Iran
UAE president, HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. (Getty Images)

UAE president HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan accepted an invitation from Iranian president Hassan Rouhani to visit Tehran, which was delivered by the Iranian Foreign Minister during a meeting in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, officials confirmed.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is currently on a visit to the Gulf and met with Sheikh Khalifa at Al Rawda Palace in Al Ain.

According to the WAM news agency, Sheikh Khalifa said the UAE welcomed the developments witnessed by Iran and the signing of an initial agreement on its peaceful nuclear programme, highlighting that the UAE is looking forward to strengthening security and stability in the region and to boosting cooperation between the two countries for the benefit of their people.

During his meeting, Minister Zarif offered congratulations to the UAE on Dubai's successful bid to host World Expo 2020.

“He delivered an invitation from the Iranian President to Sheikh Khalifa to visit Tehran, which His Highness thankfully accepted, to be determined at a later date,” WAM reported.

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