By: mnm | 02-11-2018 | News
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Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Meets French Prime Minister to Discuss Strategic Cooperation

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, discussed with French Prime Minister Edward Philippe the strategic relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries. During the meeting, they reviewed the course of cooperation relations between the two countries in the cultural, educational, economic and political fields, and the keenness of the two sides to push forward cooperation and joint action to a wider horizon.

The two sides exchanged views on the current developments at the regional and international levels during the meeting, which was attended by Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, and Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in addition to discussing a number of issues of mutual concern. With regard to the consolidation of the concepts of peace, tolerance, dialogue, and coexistence among peoples and the promotion of security and peace in the region and the world.

During the meeting, Sheikh Mohammed stressed that the UAE attaches special importance to the relations with France and is working to push them into wider areas of cooperation and work. He pointed out that it is an excellent example of relations between friendly countries based on mutual understanding, trust, mutual respect and common interests.

For his part, the French Prime Minister expressed his happiness to visit the UAE, praising the developed and close relations and joint cultural projects between the two countries, such as the Louvre Abu Dhabi and Sorbonne Abu Dhabi, which constitute an important base for the path of friendship and cooperation between the two sides. Looking forward to further partnerships with the UAE, which meet the aspirations of the leaders of the two countries ยป.

He also stressed that the UAE has expressed "its desire to participate as much as possible in cooperation projects," including new areas such as "artificial intelligence or medical research," AFP reported.

"I think that's a good sign. This means that France is interesting to others, and France is a safe and secure place to invest. I think that is therefore good news for our country, and this is what I have come to explain and say here. "

The French prime minister visited the new Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi, praising it as a "wonderful" project for cultural cooperation and "unique in the world." The French prime minister will call on investors to "choose France" on Sunday in a speech to an important economic summit in Dubai by praising the reforms initiated by the Macaron government.


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