President of Lithuania receives Abdullah bin Zayed

VILNIUS: President Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania today received H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, U.A.E. Foreign Minister, in the capital Vilnius, in the framework of his official visit to a number of European countries.

During the meeting, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah conveyed the greetings of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the Lithuanian President along with his wishes for further progress and development for Lithuania and its people.

Sheikh Abdullah said that his visit comes within the framework of communication and rapprochement between the United Arab Emirates and a number of friendly countries, to promote and document the relations of cooperation and friendship between the U.A.E. and Lithuania.

He also lauded the level of relationship between the two countries expressing satisfaction for developing it in all fields.

For her part, President Grybauskaite commended the rapid development witnessed by the U.A.E., describing it as the best role model in the world. She referred to the prudent policy and wise leadership of His Highness the Head of the State.

She welcomed the visit of Sheikh Abdullah, expressing hope that this visit will contribute to the development of relations of friendship and cooperation, and strengthening them to serve the common interests of the peoples of the two countries.

The President of Lithuania stressed the need for joint action to activate trade relations and increase the volume of investments by encouraging capital, investors, private sector and the energy sector in both countries as well as studying ways of bilateral cooperation.