23 February, 2017
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Emirati, Saudi royals extol ties
UAE deputy prime minister Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman co-chaired a meeting of 150 Emirati and Saudi officials on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi on 21 February. Al-Azm (determination) retreat was held to discuss ways to enhance bilateral relations. Sheikh Mansour described relations as “strong, but the leadership wants them to be exceptional and exemplary and moving towards a new, different and integrational level”. A second retreat is due in the near future in Riyadh.