Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, discussed with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan,
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces 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.
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.
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi stressed that the UAE, led President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, attaches great importance to its relationship with the Federal Republic of 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."
He also called for greater German participation to support stability and development due to the global influence of Germany and Chancellor Merkel, as well as her influential opinions and her wide knowledge of regional and global matters.
"The UAE-German relations are well established and based on a close partnership that reflects the belief of both countries about their mutual importance, and the need to provide institutional frameworks for consultation, dialogue, understanding and joint action to develop ways of enlarging the scope of their mutual interests, while investing in potential of co-operation and achieving greater political, economic, cultural and security understanding," Sheikh Mohamed said.