Trump, Abu Dhabi CP discuss regional developments

WASHINGTON, US President Donald Trump spoke with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, discussing “regional developments and opportunities for increasing cooperation on a range of security and economic issues,” the White House announced Friday.

The White House said in a statement that Trump thanked Sheikh Mohammed “for his close, strategic partnership and for his strong leadership in highlighting ways all Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states can better counter Iranian destabilizing activities and defeat terrorists and extremists.” “The leaders agreed that all GCC states can and should do more to increase coordination with each other and with the United States to ensure the peace and prosperity of the people in the region.

The President and the Crown Prince agreed on the importance of a united GCC,” it added.

The statement noted that Trump and Sheikh Mohammed “look forward to meeting at the White House to continue the discussion on how to further enhance the American-Emirati strategic partnership.

Source: Kuwait News Agency