Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton briefed reporters before her bilateral meeting with United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed in Paris, France, on March 14, 2011.
Responding to questions from the press, Secretary Clinton said, "I'm looking forward to talking with my colleague, counterpart, and friend Sheikh Abdullah about the events in the region. And obviously, that includes everything that is happening. But the UAE is currently the president of the Gulf Cooperation Council, and he is here representing the GCC, so we will have a very comprehensive discussion."
In response to a question about the decision to send troops to Bahrain, United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed said, "...[T]he Bahrain Government asked us yesterday to look at ways to help them to defuse the tension in Bahrain, and we have already sent roughly around 500 of our police force, who are there. The Saudis are there as well. There are other Gulf countries which are (inaudible) to support the Bahraini Government and to get calm and order in Bahrain and to help both the Bahraini Government and people to reach to a solution which is for the best for the Bahraini people."
You can read the Secretary's complete remarks here.