Luxembourg's official visit to the United Arab Emirates has begun, and the delegation includes both Etienne Schneider and Prince Guillaume.

Emirates News Agency writes that Prince Guillaume was welcomed to Abu Dhabi yesterday by Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.

It is hoped that the meeting will play part in strengthening the ties between Luxembourg and the UAE - and this was also what was reportedly discussed during their meeting, which focused on an array of bilateral relations.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of close diplomatic relations between the two countries. Indeed, since 2005, 53 visits have already been carried out and in 2011, a Luxembourgish embassy was set up in Abu Dhabi.