ABU DHABI, 2nd December, 2016 (WAM)–H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, met here on Friday, Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development of France and the accompanying delegation.

During the meeting, they discussed distinguished cooperation and friendship between the UAE and France as well as ways to strengthen them in all fields to achieve the interests of both countries and peoples.

They also exchanged views on the latest regional and international developments.

Sheikh Abdullah stressed the importance of continuous work to develop closer ties between the two countries.

The French FM confirmed his country’s keenness to enhance bilateral cooperation with the UAE in various fields, praising the prestigious status occupied by the UAE at the regional and international levels.

Madhed Hareb Al Khaiili, the UAE Ambassador to France was present.