Saudi Arabia ‘safety valve in region’

Abu Dhabi crown prince said history will always remember the stance of King Salman against attempts by foreign forces to meddle in region

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The visit of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to the United Arab Emirates underlined the depth of bilateral ties and the strong foundations laid by the late founding father of UAE Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, said Sheikh Muhammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

“We are confident that King Salman’s visit to the UAE will bring a paradigm shift in bilateral ties which are based on the unity of the Emirati-Saudi political leaderships’ will as well as on the common aspirations of the two brotherly peoples,” Sheikh Muhammad said in a press statement issued on Saturday on the occasion of King Salman’s visit.

Sheikh Muhammad noted that the visit of the Saudi leader is of special significance at the time when the UAE is celebrating its 45th National Day.

“Sheikh Zayed believed that Saudi Arabia acts as a safety valve in the region and a key actor and pillar with regard to GCC and Arab security,” he pointed out.

Sheikh Muhammad emphasized that the UAE and Saudi Arabia were united in defending the rights and justice in Yemen as well as Arab security, and in confronting interference in the internal affairs of the region and plots against the security, sovereignty and the higher interests of Arab countries.

According to Sheikh Muhammad, Arab history will always remember the historic stance and decisive decisions of King Salman against attempts by greedy foreign forces to meddle in Arab internal affairs.

This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette.

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