UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan met on Thursday with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in Abu Dhabi, where the two sides shared views on enhancing bilateral trade and economic cooperation.
The UAE President and the Iranian Foreign Minister also exchanged views on a number of regional and international issues, and they discussed the importance of building on positive developments to benefit the people of the region and enhance regional stability and prosperity, according to the Emirati news agency, WAM.
During the meeting, which took place at Al Shati Palace in Abu Dhabi, the two sides discussed bilateral relations and ways to enhance cooperation.
The meeting was attended by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ali Mohammed Hammad Al Shamsi, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for National Security, Khalifa Shaheen Al Marar, Minister of State; and Saif Mohammed Al Zaabi, UAE Ambassador to Iran.
Later, UAE FM Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan held talks with his Iranian counterpart on ways to develop collaboration paths between the two countries to achieve their best interest and contribute to enhancing security and stability of the region.
The discussions also tackled a number of issues of mutual interest, the situation in the region, as well as the latest regional and international developments.
Sheikh Abdullah emphasized that the UAE believes in the significance of establishing an international approach to multilateral action based on cooperation and partnership to meet the aspirations of peoples for development, progress and prosperity.
He also indicated that commitment to the principles of good neighborliness and positive and constructive dialogue among the countries of the region represents the basis for their stability, prosperity and leadership.
In Tehran, the official news agency, IRNA, stated that the Iranian top diplomat conveyed the invitation of President Ebrahim Raisi to the President of the UAE to visit Iran.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, for his part, expressed his gratitude and welcomed the invitation.
He reciprocally conveyed his invitation to the Iranian President to visit the UAE.
IRNA said that the two men also discussed various issues of bilateral relations in political, economic, commercial, cultural and consular spheres.
In another development, the UAE and Iran signed an air transport services agreement on Thursday, WAM reported.
The agreement aims to organize air transportation between the two countries.