Coordination council setup relations between UAE and Saudi Arabia

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Coordination council setup to boost bilateral relations between UAE and Saudi Arabia

In order to strengthen the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the two countries met on the 16th of May to set up a joint council that would help them manage and solidify their bilateral relations.

The setup of the coordination council in Jeddah was attended by King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia and His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for the signing of the agreement between the two parties. The agreement to setup the council was signed by Nizar Bin Obaid Madani, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, and Alia Hammad Al Shamsi, Deputy Chairman of the Supreme National Security Council.

The framework of the agreement revolves around the religious, historical, social and cultural relations amongst the countries which will be under the authority of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

The council means to fortify the discussion and coordination over themes of common worry between the two nations. Sheikh Mohammed held further discussions with King Salman on different ways bilateral relations could be improved with other regional and international issues that they had to address. The discussions touched on Emirati-Saudi key relations, and approaches to take them to more prominent statures in all circles so as to serve regular interests and fortify the GCC’s drive. They also talked about the present improvements in the district, with spotlight on Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Libya and the dangers postured by terrorist groups against innocent individuals.

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Sheikh Mohammed brought up the strong bond that the two countries already shared due to their common interests and their tenacity to achieve security and stability in the region. He stressed that due to the challenges that is currently brought upon the region, requires a strong consistent effort from both the counties. They need to have a coordinated front to help effectively remove any dangers that are currently being faced.

The coordination council will be managed by Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Mohammad Bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince, Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence. It will also consist of minister officials from both countries.

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