His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, said, “The UAE seeks, in cooperation with the international community, to consolidate the foundations of security and stability in the region and the world, and looks forward to the important role of the friendly Republic of Senegal in promoting peaceful solutions. For the crises in the region ».
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince:
“The relations between the United Arab Emirates and the Republic of Senegal are strong, strong and developing.”
“Senegal is an important partner for the UAE in the West African region.”
- “Senegal shares with the UAE their assertion of the tolerance, mercy, and moderation of Islam.”
“Senegal is an open country for Emirati companies to invest in to support the relations between the two countries.”
This came during a session of talks held by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, with the President of the friendly Republic of Senegal, Macky Sall, who is conducting an official visit to the UAE, which takes several days.
Discussions - held at the Al-Watan Palace in Abu Dhabi - dealt with bilateral relations, ways of developing them and developing them in all fields, developments in the Middle East and African continent, in addition to regional and international issues and files of common concern.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan welcomed, at the beginning of the talks, the Senegalese President and the accompanying delegation, wishing them a pleasant stay in the Emirates, and that the visit would be crowned with success and success, in the interest of the two friendly countries and peoples.
His Highness conveyed the greetings of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, to President Maki Sall, and his wishes to the Republic of Senegal and its friendly people for their continued progress, development and stability.
His Highness, during the talks, referred to the meeting he met with the Senegalese President last year, and said: “The last meeting we gathered was about a year ago, when I honored us with attending the Special Olympics World Games 2019, I was pleased with your participation in this event, and I am happy to renew the meeting with you, and we are keen To communicate and consult on everything that matters for the two friendly countries. ”
His Highness stressed that «the relations between the UAE and the Republic of Senegal are strong and solid, and - since its establishment in 1973 - has witnessed important development at all levels, until the UAE has become the first commercial partner for Senegal at the level of Arab countries, and that Senegal is an important partner for the Emirates in the West African region ».
His Highness praised the efforts of the UAE-Senegalese joint committee in promoting bilateral work between the two countries, and its important role in this regard.
His Highness praised the vital cooperation between the two countries in the field of innovation and sustainable development, adding his highness: “The choice of the Republic of Senegal to be the regional headquarters for the (Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship), which was established by the UAE, was a clear embodiment of this cooperation.”
Addressing the Senegalese President, His Highness said: “The UAE appreciates your constructive role, through the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, in supporting the issues of Islam and Muslims, and your sincere efforts in showing the civilized face of our Islamic religion, which is free from extremism and violence.”
His Highness stated: “The UAE has made great strides during the past years in strengthening and deepening its relations with the African continent, on strong foundations of mutual respect, trust and common interests, and working for development, peace and stability for the people of the continent.” His Highness indicated that “this increases From deepening Emirati-Senegalese relations, especially since Senegal has an important role and an influential presence in Africa. ” His Highness expressed the wishes of the UAE for the success of the 33rd Summit of the African Union, which will be held in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa a few days later.
For his part, the Senegalese President expressed his thanks for the invitation, the warm reception and the generous hospitality extended to him and the accompanying delegation, and expressed his greetings to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, and his wishes for the UAE further progress and prosperity.
He emphasized the distinguished relations between the two friendly countries and peoples, expressing his thanks to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, for his support of these relations. He expressed his thanks for the support provided by the UAE to his country, through the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, noting that "the projects presented benefit young people and women, especially (Mohammed Bin Zayed Project for Innovation and Entrepreneurship)".
President Macky Sall referred to the UAE's cooperation with Senegal in tackling terrorism and violence and the groups reaping innocent people in parts of Africa, and its contributions to support the "Dakar Center for Security and Peace".
He said: “Senegal shares with the UAE their affirmation of the tolerance, mercy, moderation and moderation of Islam.” He added: “Senegal is an open country for Emirati companies to invest in,” stressing his support for and development of relations between the two countries.
President Macky Sall wrote a speech in the Senior Visitors Register at Al-Watan Palace, during which he expressed "his great pleasure in visiting the Emirates, his keenness to enhance his country's relations and cooperation with the state, and his aspiration to push the mechanisms of joint cooperation between them in all fields."
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan hosted a lunch banquet in honor of the President of Senegal and the accompanying delegation.
Agreements and memoranda of understanding
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and President of the Friendly Republic of Senegal, Macky Sall, witnessed an exchange of agreements and memoranda of understanding between a number of entities and institutions in the UAE and Senegal, aimed at strengthening cooperation and expanding its horizons in areas Government development and modernization, education, project development, and counter-terrorism, as well as technical, military and humanitarian cooperation.
The ceremony for the exchange of agreements and memoranda of understanding - which took place at Al-Watan Palace in Abu Dhabi - included a memorandum of understanding between the ministries of the interior of the Emirates and the Republic of Senegal for cooperation in the field of combating terrorism, which was exchanged by His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amadou Bah, an agreement between the UAE Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Armed Forces in Senegal for technical and military cooperation, exchanged by His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and the Senegalese Foreign Minister, and a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the future in State and Government of Senegal in the field of government modernization and development, exchange and Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the future, Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Senegal.
The exchange ceremony also included a memorandum of understanding in the field of global education, which was exchanged by the Minister of Education, Hussein bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, and by Senegal Amadou Bah, and a memorandum of understanding between the UAE Red Crescent Authority and the Supreme Authority for Endowment in Senegal, exchanged by the Secretary General of the Red Crescent Authority, Mohamed Ateeq Al-Falahi and the Senegalese Foreign Minister, along with a memorandum of understanding between the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development and the Government of the Republic of Senegal to establish the “Mohammed Bin Zayed Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship”, was exchanged by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, Hussein Jassim Al-Nowais, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Senegal.