Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Meets UNGA President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande at Dubai Mall
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, was seen at the Dubai Mall recently with UNGA President and others. Learn more.
Shoppers at Dubai Mall were recently surprised to see His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, at the mall. In a few videos shared on social media, the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince was seen strolling near Dubai Mall's Fashion Avenue. He chatted and shook hands with several visitors. He also visited a cafe and was seen speaking with Chairman of Emaar Properties, Mohammad Alabbar. Later, Sheikh Mohamed also received the President of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande.
The meeting was also attended by Under-Secretary of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei and UAE Permanent Representative to the UN, Lana Zaki Nusseibeh.
According to a press release by news agency WAM, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande is currently visiting the country to participate in the 10th General Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency, IRENA. During the meeting with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, he discussed ideas to reinforce the humanitarian and developmental cooperation between the UAE and the UN. The two also discussed issues related to world peace and security, and other topics of mutual interest, such as tackling climate change and achieving sustainable development in different sectors.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed emphasised that the UAE has always been keen to encourage cooperation and build strong partnerships with international humanitarian and developmental organisations. Muhammad-Bande appreciated the UAE’s contributions towards international developmental projects and provision of different sources of sustainable energy to developing countries. The Nigerian diplomat holds a doctorate in political science and was leading Nigeria’s National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies until 2016. The 61-year-old professor intends to reform the UN Security Council. Along with security issues, he will be prioritising poverty eradication, zero-hunger, quality education, climate action and education in the 74th session of the UN Generaly Assembly.