US Pres. reiteriates support to UAE

WASHINGTON, US President Donald Trump spoke Thursday with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al-Nahyan about the US’ “continued support for the United Arab Emirates’ national defense,” the White House said in statement.

The statement added Trump also discussed “strengthening alliances in the region,” and US sanctions on Iran.

The statement added “they also spoke about UAE’s contributions to the global energy markets as a reliable supplier of oil.

Meanwhile, the White House said US President Donald Trump will welcome Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the White House from April 26-27 during which they will discuss recent developments regarding North Korea, including efforts “to achieve final, fully verified denuclearization.” In a separate statement. the White House said that the two leaders will also “explore ways to advance their shared vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific region, including steps that will strengthen our bilateral trade and investment relationship.” The White House also announced that Trump and First Lady will also travel to Japan from May 25-28 “as the country’s first state guests following the enthronement of His Majesty Emperor Naruhito on May 1.” It affirmed that the state visit “will deepen the close bonds between the American and Japanese people and will highlight the continued importance of our alliance and partnership.” The statement noted, “after meeting with Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress, the President will participate in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Abe.”

Source: Kuwait News Agency