H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, said the rapid response shown by the UAE and Bahrain toward the fallout of the COVID-19 is a model to be emulated for cooperation between regional and international partners. Sheikh Abdullah made the statements while co-chairing with Bahraini Foreign Minister Dr Abdulatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, the 9th session of the Joint UAE-Bahrain Committee, which convened virtually.
“The UAE and Bahrain enjoy longstanding and deeply rooted relations that were existent even before the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two nations in 1971 thanks to the gracious support of late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and his brother late Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa. Today the bilateral relations enjoy the full support and care of the leadership of the two nations under President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, of Bahrain,” Sheikh Abdullah added.
In attendance were Sheikh Sultan bin Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE Ambassador to Bahrain, Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Minister of State, and Abdul Nasser Al Shaali, Assistant Minister for Economic and Trade Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.