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Sheikh Mohamed to Visit Washington, Affirm Strong Bilateral Ties

May 15, 2017 - News from the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates- Washington D.C.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, will visit Washington, DC today and tomorrow to meet with President Trump, Cabinet officials and members of Congress to reaffirm the strong UAE-US security partnership and robust bilateral trade relationship.

With shared interests and common values, the UAE and US are close friends and allies, working together to promote regional security, create economic prosperity and address pressing global challenges.

The UAE is the US’ largest export market in the Middle East and North Africa. In 2016, the US had a $19 billion trade surplus with the UAE, the US’ third largest trade surplus globally. Trade and investment between the two countries support more than 100,000 American jobs.

The two countries are also collaborating to intensify the fight against extremism. In addition to military efforts to defeat ISIS and Al Qaeda, and resolve the conflict in Yemen, the UAE is a leader in promoting moderate Islam and religious tolerance through initiatives such as the Sawab Center, a joint UAE-US program that counters extremist propaganda online; and Hedayah, the Abu Dhabi-based center for research and best practices on countering radicalization and extremist ideology.

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