His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE met with United States President Joe Biden this weekend during the Summit of the United States and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Jeddah.
President Biden offered his personal condolences to President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and all Emiratis on the loss of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan and they also discussed the future of a strong and growing relationship between the two nations.
They also discussed the United States’ role in helping to forge new economic, trade, and people-to-people relations among countries in the Middle East through new frameworks of cooperation.
A joint statement revealed how President Biden recommitted to supporting the defence of the UAE against terrorists and other hostile acts such as the attacks targeting civilian sites in the UAE in January 2022. President Biden emphasized the centrality of the UAE as a strategic partner and as a critical part of the security partnership among the states of the GCC, Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan.
President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed confirmed that the United States is the primary security partner for the UAE, and the two leaders intend to accelerate and intensify discussions to further enhance these historic ties.
They also discussed future opportunities in economics, commerce, and trade relations, as well as the UAE’s long-time commitment to global energy. President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed extended President Biden an invitation to attend the COP28 to be convened in the UAE in November 2023.
The two leaders also noted the exceptional position of the UAE as a tolerant home to more than 200 nationalities and faiths coexisting in peace.
This historic meeting is set to continue and strengthen the relationship between our two countries.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed will begin an official visit to France on Monday, his first official state visit after assuming office. His Highness will meet with President Emmanuel Macron to discuss the two country’s joint efforts to achieve regional stability and security as well as future opportunities for the two countries to work together in all sectors.