UAE-Japan sign Civil Nuclear Agreement
(Abu Dhabi) – The Japanese Premier, Shinzo Abe who first visited UAE six years ago, is on a 2-day state visit to the UAE. He called on H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to review the political and economic cooperation between Japan and Abu Dhabi.
The Japanese leader suggested UAE leadership make the bilateral relationship more comprehensive to reflect the strong economic cooperation that exists between the two nations. An agreement on civil nuclear cooperation agreement between UAE and Japan was also signed during the meeting, with Tokyo pledging to contribute to the country’s energy supplies.
The visiting Prime Minister is heading a 100-man business delegation comprising of top business leaders. His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan also hosted a reception in honour of the Prime Minister of Japan H.E. Shinzo Abe and his accompanying delegation.
The reception was attended by Mohamed Ahmed Al Murr, Speaker of the Federal National Council, H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler`s Representative in the Eastern Region, H.H. Sheikh Surour bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism ‘&’ Culture Authority, Abdullah Al Masaood, Chairman of the National Consultative Council (NCC), Ali Yousif Al Nowais, UAE Ambassador to Japan, Sheikhs, ministers, Executive Council members and senior officials.
Present from the Japanese side were Hiroshige Seko, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary, Taku Eto, Senior Vice-Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Hiromasa Yonekura, Chairman of Japan Business Federation and of Sumitomo Chemical, Hiroshi Okuda, Governor of Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Yoshihiko Kamo, Ambassador of Japan, and a number of officials.