Washington: President Barack Obama met at
the White House with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed
bin Zayed, the deputy supreme commander of the United Arab
Emirates armed forces, the White House said.
The two "discussed ways to deepen the strong political,
security and economic relationship" between the United States
and the UAE, as well as ways to "bolster regional security,
and advance Israeli-Arab peace efforts," the White House said
in a statement yesterday.
Obama "expressed his appreciation for the UAE`s security,
humanitarian and financial contributions to Afghanistan,
Pakistan, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, and other common
efforts," the statement read.
The US leader also "congratulated the Crown Prince on the
UAE`s leadership on renewable energy and on being chosen to
host the new International Renewable Energy Agency."
Obama and the Crown Prince also discussed civil nuclear
cooperation, "including the administration`s support for the
US-UAE Agreement for Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation," the White