By Julian Pecquet - 04/04/13 10:06 PM EDT
Here's the White House announcement:
Statement by the Press Secretary Announcing the Visit of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates
President Obama will welcome Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates to the White House on Tuesday, April 16. The President looks forward to discussing with the Crown Prince the strong and enduring ties between the United States and the UAE and consulting on common strategic interests in the Gulf region and broader Middle East.
The United States and the UAE enjoy a vibrant and expanding bilateral relationship, including strong defense cooperation and economic ties, and a shared commitment to advancing peace, economic opportunity, and stability throughout the world. The United States remains firmly committed to continuing to deepen the U.S.-UAE partnership through close and regular consultations between our two countries.