UAE, French civil aviation authorities sign cooperation agreement

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(Dubai) - The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the French Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) have signed for the first time a bilateral technical cooperation agreement. The agreement covers all topics related to the…

Astana International Financial Centre opens

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(Astana) - The Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) was officially inaugurated in the presence of Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme…

Dubai Duty Free announced as official partner of European Tour

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(Dubai) - Dubai Duty Free, the world-renowned airport retail operator, has entered a new era in its commitment to the European Tour and the development of worldwide golf, becoming an official partner of the tour in a four-year agreement. The…

Mohamed bin Zayed receives Eritrean President

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea, who is currently visiting the UAE. During the meeting,…

UAE-Brazil Political Consultations Committee begins

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(Abu Dhabi) - The first meeting of the "UAE-Brazil Political Consultations Committee" began at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Abu Dhabi. The UAE delegation was headed by Ahmed Abdul Rahman…

Mohamed bin Zayed receives Cypriot FM

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received at Al Bahr Palace, Nikos Christodoulides, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of…

Trump denies planning to pull out of WTO

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(Washington) - US President Donald Trump denied he is planning to withdraw the United States from the World Trade Organization (WTO). “I’m not talking about pulling out,” he told reporters on Air Force One when asked about reports he…

EU migration deal welcomed by UN agencies

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(Geneva) - UN humanitarian agencies broadly welcomed a freshly-inked deal on migration by European Union leaders which calls for more Member States to take responsibility within their borders for those in need of protection, amid a hardening…

Belt & Road Summit opens in Hong Kong

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(Hong Kong) - The Third Belt and Road Summit, jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) welcomed more than 5000 participants from 55 countries…

Apple and Samsung settle lengthy iPhone patent battle

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(San Francisco) - Apple and Samsung have ended a years-long patent battle over copied iPhone design with an undisclosed settlement, according to a US court filing. The world´s two biggest smartphone makers reached a truce in their seven-year-old…

Saudi Arabia, Oman sites added to UNESCO World Heritage List

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(Manama) - UNESCO added Saudi Arabia´s Al-Ahsa Oasis and Oman´s ancient city of Qalhat to its World Heritage List, the world cultural body said. Authorities in Riyadh, as well as Muscat, have put tourism high on their economic agendas as…

UAE-Hong Kong trade surges to $10.87 billion in 2017

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(Hong Kong) - The total trade between the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong increased to US$ 10.87 billion in 2017 from $10.59 billion in 2016, according to Hong Kong government statistics. The UAE is participating in the Third Belt and…

ADNOC Group CEO meets South Korea’s Foreign Minister

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(Seoul) - Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO, met with South Korea’s Foreign Minister, Kang Kyung-wha, during a two-day visit to Seoul, aimed at strengthening economic ties with South Korea and exploring…

UAE, France team-up to improve competitiveness of SMEs

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(Paris) - Ministry of Economy, MoE, represented by the International Centre for Patent Registration, and the French Ministry of Economy, represented by the National Industrial Property Institute, INPI, signed a memorandum of understanding, MoU,…