Latifa bint Mohammed inaugurates 12th edition of SIKKA Art and Design Festival

DUBAI / WAM H.H. Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) and Member of the Dubai Council, inaugurated the 12th edition of the SIKKA Art and Design Festival, a landmark event that illustrates the diversity and richness of the emirate’s creative landscape. This year’s festival, themed “New Creativity, Same ...

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U.S. Consul-General hails strategic partnership with UAE

DUBAI / WAM Meghan Gregonis, Consul-General of the United States in Dubai, said that the celebration of the U.S. National Day and the 248th Independence Day is an important opportunity to celebrate the bilateral relations and strategic partnership between the United States of America and the United Arab Emirates. In statements to the Emirates News Agency (WAM), on the sidelines ...

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Ugandan FM: Agriculture-tech synergy to help expand ties with UAE

DUBAI / WAM Uganda’s rich agriculture and the UAE’s technological prowess offer potential synergy to expand bilateral relations, Gen. Odongo Jeje Abubakhar, Ugandan Foreign Minister, told the Emirates News Agency (WAM). As Uganda is primarily an agricultural country, it can meet the UAE’s food needs and acquire UAE’s technology to help add value to Uganda’s agricultural produce, he said during ...

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FTA secures accreditation as Certified Government Innovative Organisation from Global Innovation Institute

DUBAI / WAM The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has announced its recent international accreditation in the field of innovation. The FTA has been honoured with the prestigious title of “Certified Government Innovative Organisation – Advanced Level” by the esteemed Global Innovation Institute (GInI), a specialised entity in innovation assessment for organisations, granting professional certifications, accreditations, and membership in the field ...

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ADQ-led consortium to invest $35 billion in Egypt

ABU DHABI / WAM ADQ, an Abu Dhabi-based investment and holding company, has unveiled plans to invest US$35 billion in Egypt. ADQ will acquire the development rights for Ras El-Hekma for $24 billion to develop the region into one of the largest new city developments by a private consortium. As part of this investment, ADQ will also convert $11 billion ...

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UAE Foreign Minister, Costa Rican counterpart discuss bilateral ties

ABU DHABI / WAM H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, discussed during a phone call with Dr. Arnoldo André Tinoco, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Costa Rica, bilateral ties and new avenues for collaboration, aimed at serving the mutual interests of both nations. During the call, the ministers discussed ways to further enhance ...

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Japanese FM: WTO reforms at MC13 in UAE essential to meet global challenges

ABU DHABI / WAM The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) in Abu Dhabi next week is an opportunity for the organization to equip itself to meet the global challenges, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa told the Emirates News Agency (WAM). MC13 is taking place as the rules-based multilateral trading system, with WTO at its core, faces multiple ...

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UAE, Kenya finalise terms of Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

ABU DHABI / WAM The United Arab Emirates and Kenya have concluded negotiations on a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, ushering in a new chapter of trade relations between the two nations that will secure vital East and West supply chains, spur investment into priority sectors, and enhance market access for businesses on both sides. The CEPA will have significant positive ...

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Abu Dhabi Customs records 72% growth in digital transactions in 2023

ABU DHABI / WAM The General Administration of Abu Dhabi Customs revealed exceptional results in digital customs transactions through the ports of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in 2023, recording a growth of 72 percent compared to 2022, achieving a significant increase and the highest rate since the beginning of the strategic transformation journey. Proactive and automated transactions accounted for ...

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