Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki in Abu Dhabi

Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki in Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan meet President of Eritrea

Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki was in Abu Dhabi on Monday in an official visit to the United Arab Emirates, the Gulf Today reported. The paper wrote that Isaias was received by Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the two discussed “ways of enhancing ties of friendship and co-operation to serve mutual interests of the friendly countries and their people.”

According to the Gulf Today, during the meeting, held at Al Bahr Palace, the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Afewerki focussed on ways of co-operation in political, economic and developmental spheres within the framework of the Emirati-Eritrean leaderships’ commitment to advance bilateral ties to new heights.

Recently, the Beirut based Arabic TV channel, Al-mayadeen reported that UAE has acquired a 30-year lease for military base in the Eritrean port of Assab, a claim denied by Eritrea.

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