Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
The Vice President met today in Abu Dhabi with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The leaders discussed the full range of regional and bilateral issues that define the close partnership between the United States and the United Arab Emirates, including enhancing counter-terrorism cooperation against Al-Qaeda and ISIL, advancing U.S. -GCC relations, and working to resolve the conflicts in Yemen, Syria, and Libya. Noting his visit to Masdar, the Vice President commended the UAE for its global leadership advancing renewable energy innovation and integration. The Vice President thanked the Crown Prince for the UAE's generous humanitarian support to Syria and contribution to the international stabilization fund for Iraq. The Vice President encouraged increased UAE and GCC assistance to Iraqi communities liberated from ISIL. The two leaders also discussed ways to advance bilateral cooperation on finding a cure for cancer. They reaffirmed their unwavering commitment to the strategic partnership between the United States and the United Arab Emirates as a hallmark of regional cooperation.