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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates

On Monday, April 20, President Obama will meet at the White House with Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to consult on a wide range of regional and bilateral issues.  The United States and the United Arab Emirates share strong ties and the two leaders will explore how to further strengthen this partnership in areas ranging from defense cooperation to climate change.  They will also discuss joint efforts to counter ISIL and address violent extremism; the recent framework between the P5+1 and Iran to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon; our cooperation with respect to Yemen; and how best to resolve the conflicts in Libya and Syria.