Abu Dhabi: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Tuesday met with Ebrahim Boubacar Keita, President of Mali.
Lieutenant General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, was present.
During the meeting, Shaikh Mohammad and Keita spoke about bilateral relations and cooperation, and ways to support and develop them to achieve mutual interests.
Keita is currently in the UAE to attend the Global Health Forum (GHF), which will be held in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
The talks touched on the importance of the forum in coming up with ideas and transforming them in health projects and programmes that can benefit needy nations and peoples, and boost their development.
Later, Shaikh Mohammad received Bidhya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal, who is also in the UAE to attend GHF.
They discussed bilateral relations, particularly in the field of economy, development and investment, and ways to support these relations for the shared interests of both nations.
Shaikh Mohammad and Bhandari also spoke about GHF, and the role of this event in encouraging international efforts to contribute and support efforts being exerted to eradicate diseases that can be prevented.
Earlier, Shaikh Mohammad also received a delegation from the Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET), the organisers of WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017.
Shaikh Mohammad welcomed the delegation headed by ACTVET Director-General Mubarak Saeed Al Shamsi and praised the centre’s efforts which contributed to the success of WorldSkills Abu Dhabi.
Shaikh Mohammad reiterated the UAE’s interest and the special attention it pays to such events, which help discover talent and foster the spirit of innovation and competition among young people in the fields of science, technology and knowledge. He added that focusing on boosting peoples skills is at the centre of the country’s developmental policies and projects, as they are the most valuable resource.