Abdullah bin Zayed receives South African Minister of International Relations

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa. During the meeting, which was…

Abdullah bin Zayed receives Foreign Minister of Maldives

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives. During the meeting, which was held at the Ministry's…

Milestone UNIDO General Conference adopts historic Abu Dhabi Declaration

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(Abu Dhabi) - The 18th Session of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, UNIDO, General Conference in Abu Dhabi has drawn to a close after five days of progress, developments and renewed determination towards achieving the…

Abdullah bin Zayed holds reception for IORA ministers

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, held a reception and special dinner to honour ministers and heads of delegations participating in the meetings of the Indian…

Cyprus signs $9 billion gas deal with energy majors

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(Nicosia) - Cyprus announced it had signed its first natural gas exploitation deal worth $9.3 billion with a consortium comprised of industry giant Shell, US-based Noble and Israel´s Delek. "Noble Energy, Shell and Delek now have in their…

China to help in reconstruction of France's burnt Notre-Dame

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(Beijing) - Chinese experts will participate in the restoration of France's Notre-Dame cathedral, state media reported, following a meeting between the two countries' heads of state in Beijing. The 850-year-old cathedral — which was scarred…

UAE-Ethiopia Consultative Political Committee holds first meeting

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(Abu Dhabi) - The first session of the Consultative Political Committee between the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs kicked off in Abu Dhabi. Khalifa Shaheen Al Marar,…

Khalifa bin Zayed re-elected President of UAE

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE's Supreme Council of the Union has re-elected His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan as its President for a fourth five-year term, in accordance with the provisions of the UAE Constitution. The Supreme Council…

UAE, Kuwait explore greater consular cooperation

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(Abu Dhbai) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation hosted the third meeting of the UAE-Kuwait Consular Committee in Abu Dhabi. Co-chaired by Dr. Khalid Al Mazrouei, Assistant Under-Secretary for Consular Affairs,…

Etihad Airways, Tourism Malaysia partner to promote travel to Malaysia

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(London) - Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, announced a partnership with Tourism Malaysia to attract visitors from Europe and the Middle East to Malaysia, via the airline’s Abu Dhabi hub. The agreement was…

Mohammed bin Rashid receives Belarusian President

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(Dubai) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, received at his palace in Zabeel, Aleksandr Lukashenko, President of Belarus. While welcoming the visiting President, Sheikh…

Minister of Tolerance receives Sri Lanka's FM

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(Abu Dhabi) - Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, received Tilak Marapana, Sri Lanka's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Assignments, and his delegation. During the meeting, which was held at Sheikh Nahyan's…

Saudi Aramco heads for possible record-setting market debut

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(Dhahran) - Saudi Arabia announced the stock market debut of energy giant Aramco, in what could be the world´s biggest IPO, underpinning Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman´s ambitions to overhaul the kingdom´s oil-reliant economy. After…

UK airline giant IAG agrees to buy Spain's Air Europa

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British Airways owner IAG agreed to buy Spain's Air Europa for 1.0 billion euros to expand routes to Latin America and the Caribbean, boosting Madrid as a key hub. The London-listed company said in a statement that it has signed a transaction…