ABU DHABI, 15th November 2016 (WAM) – Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, received in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga, Secretary General of the Presidency in the Republic of Mali.

They discussed the latest developments in Mali and the efforts being made there to strengthen security and stability and to counter terrorism and extremism.

Maiga expressed thanks for the UAE’s continuous support to his country and praised the progressive bilateral ties. He referred to his country’s plans to open an embassy in Abu Dhabi.

Dr. Anwar Gargash renewed UAE’s commitment to fighting terrorism and extremism. He also emphasised the importance of supporting efforts aimed at maintaining security and stability in the region.

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