World Bank, Afghanistan sign grant agreements

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(Kabul) - World Bank and Afghanistan signed a new package of grant agreements in support of reforms valued at $350 million. The reforms are designed to improve efficiency and effectiveness in government operations for better revenue mobilization…

Mohamed bin Zayed receives Chairman and CEO for Raytheon Company

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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, Dr. Thomas A. Kennedy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for…

UN chief calls for increased protection for human trafficking victims

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(New York) - The UN Secretary-General has called on governments to step up efforts to protect children, women and men - especially migrants - who fall prey to traffickers across the world. In a statement marking World Day Against Trafficking…

SCCI looks to strengthen trade relations with Belarus

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(Sharjah) - The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, SCCI, and a delegation from Belarus examined areas of economic cooperation between Sharjah and Belarus, in addition to reviewing ways to enhance economic relations and mutual investment…

Expo 2020 Dubai deepens collaboration in China

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(Dubai) - Expo 2020 Dubai has signed an agreement with the China-Arab International Cooperation Committee, CAICC, to promote the global destination in the most populous country. Based in Shanghai, the CAICC is a government-backed, non-profit…

UAE, Indonesia sign MoU to support halal industry

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(Jakarta) - The Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology, ESMA, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with Indonesia’s National Standardisation Agency, BSN, and National Accreditation Committee, KAN, to officially recognise…

Joint Statement on Eritrean-Ethiopian-UAE Tripartite Summit issued

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(Abu Dhabi) - At the end of the tripartite meeting between His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the President of Eritrea, Isaias Afwerki, and Dr. Abiy…

Turkey approves security law after state of emergency lifted

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(Istanbul) - Turkey´s parliament approved all articles of a security law to continue fighting against terrorism after a two-year-old state of emergency, imposed after a failed coup, was lifted last week. The law will grant broader authority…

Abdullah bin Zayed receives Yemen’s Minister of Foreign Affairs

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received Khaled Al Yamani, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Yemen, in Abu Dhabi. During the meeting, both sides discussed their…

Shurooq, REI Holding strengthen Korea-Sharjah bilateral investments

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(Sharjah) - The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq, has signed a second Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with Korea’s global investment corporation, REI Holding Group, to encourage bilateral investments, collaborate on…

Dubai South partners with European Expert Chambers to attract EU SMEs

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(Dubai) - The Business Park at Dubai South has announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with the Union of European Expert Chambers, UCEE, to establish a permanent exhibition and business centre for the members of the UCEE at the…

Record high in deadly Japan heatwave

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(Tokyo) - Temperatures in Japan have hit a record high, with officials issuing a fresh warning to stay safe. Japan has for days been in the grip of a deadly heatwave, although the numbers reported killed vary widely from 15 to as high as…

Abu Dhabi Investment Office signs MoU with Chinese Business Council

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(Abu Dhabi) - The Abu Dhabi Investment Office announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Office of the Chinese Business Council, at a meeting attended by Saif Mohamed Al Hajeri, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department…

FM receives UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received Mark Lowcock, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator. During…