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President receives GCC Secretary General

WAM Al Ain, Dec 04th, 2012 (WAM) — President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan received at Al Rawda Palace today Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, Secretary General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, GCC.

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region, was also present.

The GCC Secretary-General conveyed his congratulations and best wishes to the Head of the State on the occasion of the 41st National Day, expressing his hope that the UAE leadership, government and people would enjoy further progress and prosperity under his wise leadership.

During the meeting, Sheikh Khalifa was briefed on the preparations for the 33rd GCC Summit, to be held in Manama, Bahrain later this month, and efforts to support the development of GCC joint action towards broader horizons, thus strengthening the work of the Council.

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa noted that the UAE sought to support the GCC progress in AE’s keenness in various fields, expressing his best wishes for the success of the forthcoming summit in Manama.

For his part, Al Zayani expressed his confidence that the summit would be an important milestone and a turning point in the GCC march toward the future, serving the common interests of the peoples of its member countries. He welcomed the President’s support for the future progress of the Council and for enhancing its achievements in various fields.

The meeting was attended by a number of other Sheikhs, ministers and senior state officials.

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