President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Wednesday sent a congratulatory cable to Donald Trump, US president elect, wishing him success and progress in his new position.

In the cable, Shaikh Khalifa praised the strategic relations binding the UAE and the US and their peoples and stressed the UAE's keenness on boosting both countries' relations in various areas.

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces sent similar cables.

In a Tweet, Mohammad Bin Rashid message to Trump: "We look forward to share our message of hope, peace, tolerance and development for a better world," and added: "We offer our congratulations and best wishes both to President Elect Donald Trump and to the American people."

Source: National News Agency