ABU DHABI, 7th September, 2016 (WAM)–H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received on Wednesday at the ministry, Deng Alor Kuol, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of South Sudan.

During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations and ways to strengthen them in light of constructive cooperation in areas of mutual benefits that serve interests of the two countries. They also tackled the promotion of joint projects between the two countries, and coordination in all regional and international issues.

Sheikh Abdullah and Kuol also discussed the humanitarian and development projects being implemented by the UAE in South Sudan in various fields for the benefit of the people of South Sudan.

The UAE minister stressed that the UAE, led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, takes interest in the promotion and boosting relations with South Sudan to a wider horizons of fruitful cooperation, and continuous coordination in a number of bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest.

The South Sudanese FM noted that his visit to the UAE reflects the keenness of the leaders of the two countries to exchange visits, and hold meetings to further develop bilateral relations in the best interest of the two friendly countries.