Obama, Abu Dhabi crown prince discuss need for military equipment

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Posted: Apr 20, 2015 5:05 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Abu Dhabi's crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayanabu, discussed the need for military equipment and supplies for the United Arab Emirates during a meeting at the White House on Monday, a White House spokesman said.

"In the context of our nations' partnership to counter (Islamic State militants) ISIL, as well as U.S. support for the (Gulf Cooperation Council)-led operations in Yemen, the leaders discussed the ongoing need for expedited provision of essential military equipment and supplies to the UAE," said Alistair Baskey, a spokesman for the White House National Security Council.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Peter Cooney)