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Emirates CEO not worried about next US leader amid air row

  • Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of the Department of Civil Aviation, CEO and chairman of The Emirates Group talks with the journalists at the ArabianTravel Market exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The chairman and CEO of the long-haul airline Emirates says he's not worried about the next U.S. president being more protectionist amid an ongoing row with American carriers. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of the Department of Civil Aviation, CEO and chairman of The Emirates Group talks with the journalists at the ArabianTravel Market exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The chairman and CEO of the long-haul airline Emirates says he's not worried about the next U.S. president being more protectionist amid an ongoing row with American carriers. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of the Department of Civil Aviation, CEO and chairman of The Emirates Group talks with the journalists at the ArabianTravel Market exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The chairman and CEO of the long-haul airline Emirates says he's not worried about the next U.S. president being more protectionist amid an ongoing row with American carriers. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of the Department of Civil Aviation, CEO and chairman of The Emirates Group talks with the journalists at the ArabianTravel Market exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The chairman and CEO of the long-haul airline Emirates says he's not worried about the next U.S. president being more protectionist amid an ongoing row with American carriers. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)  (The Associated Press)

  • People visit the Emirates Airline stand at the ArabianTravel Market exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The chairman and CEO of the long-haul airline Emirates says he's not worried about the next U.S. president being more protectionist amid an ongoing row with American carriers. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    People visit the Emirates Airline stand at the ArabianTravel Market exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The chairman and CEO of the long-haul airline Emirates says he's not worried about the next U.S. president being more protectionist amid an ongoing row with American carriers. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)  (The Associated Press)

The chairman and CEO of long-haul airline Emirates says he's not worried about the next U.S. president being more protectionist amid an ongoing row with American carriers.

Speaking to journalists Tuesday, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said "different governments come and go," but it won't have much of an effect. He also said that airlines should negotiate disputes with the government, not between themselves.

U.S. carriers, including American, Delta and United, have criticized what they say are billions of dollars in subsidies to Gulf carriers. They are pressing Washington to reconsider treaties that allow Gulf airlines to fly to the U.S.

Emirates, although owned by Dubai's sheikh-ruled government, vigorously denies receiving state subsidies.