Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, received United States vice president Joe Biden at Emirates Palace on Monday.
The two shared a working dinner and discussed cooperation on crises in the region.
Mr Biden was in the UAE for a visit that included an earlier stop in Abu Dhabi at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
His tour of the mosque covered its halls, corridors and outer courtyard. He heard about the structure’s foundation, architectural styles, mosaics, floral carvings and marble-clad courtyard pillars. He also visited the tomb of the late Sheikh Zayed, Founding Father of the UAE, according to Wam, the state news agency.
At the end of the visit, he received a copy of the book Spaces of Light, a publication of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre, which includes photographs highlighting the Islamic architectural features of the mosque, and The Houses of God, a book on the history of mosques.
Mr Biden and his delegation were accompanied by Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, Barbara Leaf, US ambassador to the UAE, and Yousef Al Obaidly, director general of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre.
Mr Biden also visited Masdar City on a tour that highlighted cooperation between his country and the UAE on renewable energy and clean technology.
Courtesy: The National