UAE, Saudi leaders meet after public spat on oil policy
"My brother Mohammed bin Salman and I discussed ways to further deepen the fraternal bond and strategic cooperation between our nations," Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed said after talks with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The pair have long been seen as the region's power couple, known by their initials MBZ and MBS. But a lack of joint appearances of late had triggered speculation that the relationship had cooled.
A dispute earlier this month over a proposed deal by the OPEC+ alliance of oil-producing countries burst into the open, exposing the steadily diverging paths of the allies.
However, the 23-member OPEC+ reached a compromise on Sunday, agreeing to continue to boost output modestly from August.
Saudi state media said that Prince Mohammed had received the Emirati leader at the airport on his arrival.
"During the meeting, they reviewed deep-rooted fraternal relations between the two countries and aspects of bilateral cooperation and ways to support and develop it in various fields," the Saudi state news agency SPA said.