Reports say the top item on today's agenda was Gulf security. Other issues reportedly included ways of boosting relations -- particularly through economic and trade links.
The president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan, said authorities in Abu Dhabi want to see the "elimination of the causes of tension in the Middle East," especially in the Gulf.
Ahmadinejad arrived in Abu Dhabi earlier today and plans for his visit to last two days.
(compiled from agency reports)
The Iranian Economy
Buses being produced at a factory in Tehran (Fars)
IN NEED OF DIVERSIFICATION. Populist Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad is having trouble fulfilling his promises to put the country's petrodollars on the plates of average citizens. Inflation and unemployment remain high and the economy is dominated by the energy sector.