A+ A-

UAE official hopes his visit to Iran will open new page in relations

TEHRAN, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- The visiting UAE National Security Advisor Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al-Nahyan on Monday expressed hope his mission in Iran would lead to opening a new page in the UAE-Iranian relations.
Iranian Presidency said in an online statement that Sheikh Tahnoun expressed aspiration for improving the ties during a meeting with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.
In a statement, Iran's State News Agency (IRNA) said President Raisi received from Sheikh Tahnoun an official invitation from UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan to visit the UAE.
Sheikh Tahnoun Bin Zayed noted that developing the bilateral relations with Tehran is UAE's top priority, noting that the improvement in the ties would reflect positively on the region.
For his part, President Raisi said, "Improving the ties with the regional countries is my government's priority, therefore we welcome elevating the relations with the UAE." President Raisi expressed his hope to overcome "the challenges and improve economic, trade and investment between Tehran and Abu Dhabi." He also added that, "the security of the regional countries is intertwined, and Iran supports the security of the GCC." Earlier today, Sheikh Tahnoun discussed with Iran's National Security Council Ali Shamkhani prospects of expanding bilateral relations and hoped that the visit would be a turning point in Iranian-UAE relations. (end) mw.fs.ahm