President Khalifa welcomes Turkish President

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President Khalifa welcomes Turkish President

(Abu Dhabi) – President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan welcomed Turkish President Abdullah Gul at Al Dhiyafa Palace in Al Mushrif.
Turkish President was accorded with an official reception. The two Presidents headed to the podium of honor where the national anthems of two countries were played followed by 21 canon shots to salute the guest. The Turkish President also inspected the guard honor in the courtyard of the palace.
Then the visiting President was headed to the Union Hall, where he shook hands with the senior officials, including H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; H.H. Sheikh Hamdan, Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region; H.E. Sheikh Tahnoun, Abu Dhabi Ruler`s Representative in the Eastern Region; H.E. Sheikh Hazaa, National Security Adviser; H.E. Lt. General Sheikh Saif, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior; H.E. Sheikh Mansour, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs; H.E. Sheikh Hamed, Chief of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court; H.E. Sheikh Abdullah, Foreign Minister; H.E. Sheikh Dr Sultan, Adviser to UAE President; H.E. Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Council; H.E. Sheikh Dr Saeed, H.E. Sheikh Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research; H.E. Sheikh Sultan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority; H.E. Ahmed Jumaa, Deputy Minister of Presidential Affairs; H.E. Khalid Khalifa, UAE Ambassador to Turkey, a number of sheikhs and senior military and civilian officials.
President Khalifa also greeted the members of official delegation accompanying the Turkish President that includes Ahmed Dawood Oglo, Turkey’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Turkey’s Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek, members of Parliament, other senior officials and Turkish Ambassador to UAE Vural Altay.
Later during round of talks, both the Presidents discussed ways to promote cooperation between the UAE and Turkey and exchanged views on the regional and international developments as well as on matters of common concern to the two countries.
President Khalifa expressed hope that the current visit would strengthen ties between the two countries and reiterated UAE’s keenness to enhance ties with Turkey to contribute to backing regional stability and security.
For his part, President Gul expressed gladness at his current UAE visit and expressed Turkey’s preparedness for expanding economic and trade relations with the UAE.
H.H. Sheikh Khalifa also hosted a lunch banquet in honor of President Gul and members of his delegation.