Sheikh Mohamed and Joe Biden discuss bilateral relations in Jeddah

In a meeting with US President Joe Biden, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan discussed the strategic relations between their countries and the prospects for enhancing cooperation. He also discussed the prospects for working together to achieve their future goals. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the Jeddah Security and Development Summit, where President Biden expressed condolences for the loss of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed was also congratulated on his election as UAE President and invited to visit the United States.

Due to the UAE and US’s strategic partnership status, the two leaders discussed several regional and international opportunities and challenges. In addition, the meeting explored various aspects of cooperation between the two countries, including economics, investment, sustainable development, environmental preservation, tackling climate change, food security, and other vital sectors. Sheikh Mohamed expressed his appreciation for the sincere feelings that President Biden expressed for the UAE and its people, as well as for the visit of US Vice President Kamala Harris to offer condolences on Sheikh Khalifa’s passing.

The meeting was attended by H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser, H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, Dr. Anwar Gargash, Diplomatic Adviser to the UAE President, Ali bin Hammad Al Shamsi, Deputy Secretary-General of the Supreme National Security Council, Yousef Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the US, and Lana Nusseibeh, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Political Affairs and Permanent Representative of the UAE to the UN. The US side was represented by Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State, Jake Sullivan, US National Security Advisor, and others.