|Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Meets with Yang Jiechi|
On October 10, 2020, local time, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan met with Yang Jiechi, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee in the UAE's capital Abu Dhabi.
Yang Jiechi conveyed the cordial greetings from President Xi Jinping to UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the crown prince. He said that during the crown prince's visit to China last year, an important consensus was reached between President Xi and the crown prince on a long-term plan to consolidate and advance the China-UAE relations, pointing out the direction and drawing a blueprint for their development in the new era. China always regards the UAE as a priority in its diplomacy. Under the strategic guidance of President Xi and the Abu Dhabi crown prince, China will enrich the connotation of its comprehensive strategic partnership with UAE, cement the political trust and support, promote alignment of development strategies, and advance high-quality joint construction of the Belt and Road. China will also deepen its cooperation with the UAE in the healthcare field including the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, help the UAE to host the Dubai World Expo, and continue to seek new progress in boosting the China-UAE comprehensive strategic partnership in the post-pandemic era.
Yang Jiechi expressed China's support to the UAE for playing a greater role in regional and international affairs, while pledging to continue China's unity and cooperation with the UAE and the developing countries on sticking to the path of multilateralism, and promoting a more just and reasonable international order and global governance system.
Sheikh Mohammed asked Yang Jiechi to convey the sincere greetings from the UAE president and himself to President Xi. He said that the UAE is deeply proud of its friendship with China. The extremely fruitful cooperation on developing a COVID-19 vaccine has fully reflected the high-level mutual trust between the two countries. The UAE side thanked China for supporting the UAE to host the World Expo, while expressing the UAE's willingness to expand practical cooperation with China in the fields of transportation, production capacity, high-tech and healthcare, to strengthen bilateral coordination and cooperation in regional and global affairs, and to continuously deepen the China-UAE comprehensive strategic partnership.