UAE, U.S. seek to boost ties in various fields

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-13 17:12:04|Editor: Liangyu
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DUBAI, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United States leaders discussed relations between the two countries in various fields, UAE state news agency WAM reported Wednesday.

During a telephone conversation, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and U.S. President Donald Trump reviewed a number of regional and international issues of mutual interest, as well as coordination and consultation on developments in the region, WAM said.

The UAE and the U.S. have been close allies for decades. The U.S. is supporting the Saudi-led coalition including the UAE in the war against Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen.

In the diplomatic rift between the Saudi-led Arab quartet including the UAE, and Qatar, the Trump administration has been trying to mediate between the two sides since the crisis broke out on June 5, 2017.

The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt accuse Qatar of supporting extremism and terrorism, which Doha has repeatedly denied.