Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Treaty Room
Washington, DC
April 7, 2009

Date: 04/07/2009 Description: Secretary Clinton with United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan before their meeting. State Dept Photo SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon. I’m delighted to welcome His Excellency here today. The United Arab Emirates is a country with whom we have a very close and constructive relationship that encompasses a broad array of important issues. I’m looking forward to deepening and strengthening that partnership.

FOREIGN MINISTER ABDULLAH: I’m delighted to be here in Washington, D.C., but – with you, Madame Secretary, I certainly wish you all the very best in your great job, but I am here as well to show you how the UAE will continue to be a very strong friend and an ally to your great country.


PRN: 2009/295