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President Yoon (left) received by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan (right), Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Image Credit: UAE Presidential Court

Abu Dhabi: President Yoon Suk Yeol of the Republic of South Korea today arrived in the UAE on a state visit that will continue for several days, starting from Sunday.

Upon his arrival at the Presidential Flight, the South Korean President was received by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure and head of honorary mission accompanying Suk Yeol; Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth; Khaldoun Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority, Member of the Executive Council, and Abdullah Saif Al Nuaimi, UAE Ambassador to South Korea.

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President Yoon (left) with Sheikh Abdullah Image Credit: UAE Presidential Court

Earlier, Emirati fighter jets accompanied the plane carrying the Korean president as it entered the UAE’s airspace to greet and welcome the country’s guest.

During the visit, the Korean President will meet with President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to discuss the friendly ties between the two countries and the means to further develop bilateral cooperation in light of the strategic partnership that binds the two countries together.

The two leaders will also review regional and international issues of common interest.

President Yoon’s agenda includes attending the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, meetings with a number of state officials and visits to strategic development projects.