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President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (right) receives His Majesty King Abdullah II, Kingdom of Jordan (left). Image Credit: UAE Presidential Court

Abu Dhabi: His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan arrived in the UAE today for a state visit set to commence tomorrow, Wednesday.

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan welcomed King Abdullah upon his arrival at Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi.

Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Advisor for Special Affairs at the Ministry of Presidential Court; and Humaid Obaid Khalifa Obaid Abushibs, President of the Supreme Audit Institution, were also present at the reception.

Accompanying King Abdullah is His Royal Highness Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II, Crown Prince of Jordan. The delegation also includes Dr Bisher Al-Khasawneh, Prime Minister of Jordan, along with a number of ministers and high-ranking officials.

As the Jordanian King’s plane entered UAE airspace, it was escorted by fighter jets in a ceremonial gesture of welcome and celebration of King Abdulla’s visit.

King Abdullah’s visit to the UAE comes in response to an invitation from Sheikh Mohamed and underscores their mutual commitment to continue strengthening the two countries’ deep-rooted and historic relations and strategic cooperation.

The visit also aims to realise their vision for sustainable development and prosperity in both nations and fulfil the aspirations of their peoples for a more prosperous future.