WELLINGTON / WAM
His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has met Todd McClay, Minister of Trade of New Zealand, in the New Zealand capital, Wellington.
During the meeting, they discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in key sectors between both countries, especially in the fields of agriculture and food security, and several other areas. They also exchanged views on the latest and current developments at the regional and international levels as well as discussing a number of issues of common concern.
Sheikh Abdullah highlighted the importance of exchanging visits between officials of the two countries in the framework of boosting bilateral cooperation.
He also stressed the UAE’s keenness to extend bridges of cooperation with New Zealand and support all the steps that would encourage investment and diversify areas of cooperation to serve the common interests of both sides.
The Minister of Trade of New Zealand commended the economic and trade partnerships between the UAE and New Zealand, calling for strengthening and activating these partnerships to keep pace with the great potentials and capabilities enjoyed by both countries.
He hailed the good reputation and high stature of the UAE at a global level, stressing his country’s keenness to strengthen the bonds of relations with the UAE, to which it attaches great importance.
The minister praised the UAE’s investment environment, contributing to attracting global business and international investment projects and making the UAE a commercial and financial centre. He wished the country further successes in various fields.
The meeting was attended by Sheikh Sultan bin Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Director of the Department of East Asia and Pacific at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
Prospects of energy tie-ups discussed
WELLINGTON / WAM
His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, met Simon Bridges, Minister of Energy and Resources, and Minister of Transport, in the New Zealand capital, Wellington.
During the meeting, they discussed prospects of cooperation between the two countries especially in the areas of air transport, energy, renewable energy, infrastructure, tourism and education sector.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, expressed satisfaction with the level of relations between the two countries, highlighting mutual interest to boost them in various fields, especially in the areas of renewable energy.
Bridges expressed his country’s interest in strengthening bilateral cooperation and implementation of joint programmes in the field of clean energy generation and exchange of experiences with the UAE to meet future energy challenges.
The meeting was attended by Sheikh Sultan bin Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, director of the East Asia and Pacific Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, along with other officials.