Fri, 27 Jan 2023

ABU DHABI, 26th November, 2022 (WAM) -- President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has received a written letter from Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Republic of the Maldives, addressing the ties between the two countries.

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received the letter during his meeting, in Abu Dhabi, with Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives.

During the meeting, the sides discussed the UAE-Maldives cooperation and prospects for enhancing it in various areas.

Sheikh Abdullah welcomed the visit of the Maldives foreign minister, and highlighted the distinguished ties that their countries share, and their mutual keenness to grow them, towards advancing their common interests and bringing more prosperity to their peoples.

Moreover, they reviewed the prospects for developing their bilateral cooperation in the renewable energy sector and efforts to drive global climate action, especially with the UAE hosting the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change next year, and its leading role and initiatives in combatting climate change globally.

In this context, the Maldives foreign minister praised the UAE's dedication to hosting COP28 and its pioneering climate action efforts and initiatives.

The two sides also exchanged views on a number of issues of common concern, as well as the latest regional and international developments.

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