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GCC: North African messages

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (MBZ) on 8 January received the Moroccan foreign affairs and finance ministers, Nasser Bourita and Mohammed Boussaid, in Al-Ain. Carrying messages from King Mohammed VI (M6), they had already visited Saudi King Salman Bin Abdelziz and Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. MBZ is a close ally of M6 and should give a sympathetic hearing to Morocan requests for more finance to support a balance of payments hit by rising oil import prices.

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