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Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed pays condolences to British Prime Minister

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, paid his condolonces to the Prime Minister of Britain on the deaths of British citizens in last week’s attack in Tunisia.

Sheikh Mohammed, during a meeting with David Cameron on Thursday, also wished those who were injured in the attack in Sousse a speedy recovery.

The attack, he said, was one that violated all religions, laws and human and ethical principles, the state news agency Wam reported.

Mr Cameron thanked Sheikh Mohammed for his sympathy and his support of the people of Britain.

The two leaders also discussed bilateral relations and international issues of common interest, as well as ways to bolster and promote relations. The progress of bilateral relations was looked into, as was both countries’ cooperation in the political, economic, investment and cultural domains.

Both leaders emphasised their intent to further enhance and promote these historical relations.

Regional issues, including ways to combat terrorist organisations and the threats they pose to the security and peace of states, were also touched upon. The importance of greater efforts and cooperation for eradicating terrorism, extremism and deterring terrorist organisations bent on seeding religious, sectarian and racial divisions in society, were also discussed.

The crises in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Palestine, Libya and Tunisia were also on the agenda.

Also in the group visiting the UK as part of the official visit were Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, the Foreign Minister, and Dr Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.

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(via The National)