UAE President Sheikh Khalifa receives Mohammed bin Zayed at Al Bateen Palace

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UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed received Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed on Sunday at the capital’s Al-Bateen palace to commemorate UAE’s 47th national day. (WAM)
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UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed received Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed on Sunday at the capital’s Al-Bateen palace to commemorate UAE’s 47th national day. (WAM)
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UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed received Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed on Sunday at the capital’s Al-Bateen palace to commemorate UAE’s 47th national day. (WAM)
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UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed received Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed on Sunday at the capital’s Al-Bateen palace to commemorate UAE’s 47th national day. (WAM)
Updated 02 December 2018

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa receives Mohammed bin Zayed at Al Bateen Palace

DUBAI: UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed received Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed on Sunday at the capital’s Al-Bateen palace to commemorate UAE’s 47th national day, state-news agency WAM reported.

The meeting was attended by Sheikh Tahnoon bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Ain, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Executive Council Member and Sheikh Khalifa Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Executive Director of the Martyrs' Affairs Office at the Office of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Ahmed Juma Al Zaabi Minister of Supreme Council Affairs in the Ministry of Presidential Affairs.


Turkey’s Erdogan says no agreement yet on four-way Syria summit

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Turkey’s Erdogan says no agreement yet on four-way Syria summit

  • Turkey has sent thousands of troops and equipment to Idlib to head off the campaign driven by Russian air raid

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that there was not yet full agreement on holding a proposed March 5 summit with Russia, France and Germany on the conflict in Syria’s Idlib, but he may meet Russia’s Vladimir Putin on that date.
Syrian government forces are pushing to retake the last large rebel-held region in Syria after nine years of war and nearly a million Syrians, mostly women and children, have been displaced by the fighting since early December.
At a news conference in Ankara before departing on a trip to Azerbaijan, Erdogan said that a Russian delegation was set to come to Turkey on Wednesday to discuss the Idlib situation.
“There is no full agreement yet between (French President Emmanuel) Macron ... (German Chancellor Angela) Merkel, and Putin,” he said. Macron and Merkel have both urged Putin to end the conflict, concerned about the humanitarian situation.
On Saturday, Erdogan said that Turkey had set out a “road map” for Syria after calls with the three leaders, while the Kremlin has said it was discussing the possibility of holding a four-way summit.
Turkey has sent thousands of troops and equipment to Idlib to head off the campaign driven by Russian air raids and 17 members of the Turkish forces have been killed. Turkey already hosts 3.7 million Syrian refugees, says it cannot handle another wave and has closed its borders.