ABU DHABI, 20th October 2016 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, met here on Thursday with Priti Patel, British Secretary of State for International Development, and her delegation.

The meeting touched on means for furthering bilateral ties and co-operation in the development sector. The two sides also exchanged views on a number of regional and international issues of mutual interest.

Under the leadership’s directives, the UAE’s has developed excellent relations with the nations of the world and contributed to global efforts to increase development in numerous countries and communities, Sheikh Abdullah said.

Secretary Patel praised her country’s progressive relations with the UAE and lauded the latter’s efforts in the international development arenas.

The meeting was attended by Mohammed Al Shamsi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for International Development Affairs.

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