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President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates to discuss regional developments and opportunities for increasing cooperation on a range of security and economic issues. The President thanked the Crown Prince for his close, strategic partnership and for his strong leadership in highlighting ways all Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states can better counter Iranian destabilizing activities and defeat terrorists and extremists. The leaders agreed that all GCC states can and should do more to increase coordination with each other and with the United States to ensure the peace and prosperity of the people in the region. The President and the Crown Prince agreed on the importance of a united GCC. The President and the Crown Prince look forward to meeting at the White House to continue the discussion on how to further enhance the American-Emirati strategic partnership.