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Trump discusses fight against terrorism with Abu Dhabi crown prince

Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed is also the deputy supreme commander of the UAE armed forces

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US President Donald Trump on Sunday spoke with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed Al Nahayan.

Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed is also the deputy supreme commander of the UAE armed forces.

A White House readout about the call said the “two leaders reaffirmed the strong partnership between both countries and committed to further strengthen cooperation on fighting radical Islamic terrorism.”

It added: “They discussed recent developments in the Middle East, including the fight against ISIS and joint efforts to address the conflict in Yemen and elsewhere in the region.

“The President also raised the idea of supporting safe zones for the refugees displaced by the conflict in the region, and the Crown Prince agreed to support this initiative. The President and Crown Prince closed by underscoring their commitment to close consultations on issues of mutual concern.”

Trump also spoke to the Saudi king.