ABU DHABI, 3rd December, 2016 (WAM) –His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has conferred the Order of Zayed on The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, in recognition to his pivotal role in strengthening the fraternal cooperation between the two countries and supporting the Gulf and the Arab common action.
This came during the reception held this evening at Al Mushrif Palace, Abu Dhabi, to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and his accompanying delegation.
Earlier Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Supreme Council Members, Their Highnesses Rulers of the Emirates, Crown Princes and Deputy Rulers, welcomed here on Saturday The King of Saudi Arabia.
They expressed their pride in the relationship of the UAE, led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in terms of solid fraternal ties.
Among others present were H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah; H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman; H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah; H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm al-Qaiwain and HH. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah.
The event was also attended by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai; H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah; H.H. Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman; H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah; H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras al-Khaimah; Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council; H.H. Sheikh Saif bin Mohammed Al Nahyan; H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi; H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior; H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs; H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court; H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; H.H. Sheikh Omar bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation; H.H. Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan Chairman of the Board of Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care & Special Needs; H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Council; Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development; Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Council; a number of Sheikhs, ministers, senior military and civilian officials; Mohammed Saeed Mohammed Al Dhahiri, the UAE Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Bishr, Saudi Ambassador to the UAE.