Abu Dhabi Crown Prince to Meet US President Trump at the White House
The 2 leaders will hold a meeting at the White House on 15 May
US President Donald Trump will host Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, for a meeting at the White House on 15 May the White House announced Tuesday.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer said President Trump saw the meeting with a leader of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as an “opportunity to deepen cooperation with a key partner in the Middle East.”
The meeting comes ahead of President Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia later this month.
Saudi Arabia will be President Trump’s initial stop on his 1st international trip as President. The move signifies the new administration’s intent to reinforce a relationship with a top ally in the Middle East, where the United States is leading a coalition against ISIL and seeking to counter Iranian influence. Saudi Arabia is part of that coalition.
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