The two spoke about furthering ties between both countries in the fields of economic investment, healthcare and culture.
In a video posted on social media, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi spoke to the father of a student, telling him the UAE is proud of his son.
2. Visiting Louvre Paris
Sheikh Mohamed was given a special tour of the Louvre Museum in Paris on Wednesday. He was received by Jean-Luc Martinez, President of the museum, and a number of officials, who showed him the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Centre, in the Pavilion de l’Horloge of the museum – where a photographic exhibition celebrating 100 years since the birth of Sheikh Zayed is on display.
“This Centre embodies the values advocated by Sheikh Zayed, including values of tolerance, co-operation and peaceful coexistence among peoples, irrespective of culture, religion, race, and geographical locations,” Sheikh Mohamed said.
During his tour, he stopped at a portrait of the UAE’s Founding Father and observed a minute of silence.
Sheikh Mohamed said the two country’s support values of tolerance, promote dialogue, interaction and coexistence among peoples, civilisations and cultures, reject intolerance and hatred, and work for peace, stability and development in the Middle East and the world.
4. Having dinner with French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe
The dinner, held at Mr Philippe’s residence, was also attended by chief executives from a host of leading French companies – including the presidents of Total and Thalès and Airbus.
One agreement for enhanced cooperation in medicine, and a second agreement between the Banque Publique d’Investissement (BPI), the French state investment bank, and Mubadala for a €300 million project, with scope for an additional €700 million to invest in start-up firms promoting innovation in the health sector.
5. Mr Macron pays tribute to Sheikh Zayed
He is among many other world leaders who have worn the badge, indicating their support for Sheikh Zayed.
World leaders show support for Sheikh Zayed – in pictures
Updated: November 23, 2018 10:31 AM