H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, held a meeting with Mélanie Joly, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, in Abu Dhabi. They discussed strategies to bolster bilateral relations for the benefit of both countries and their citizens, exploring opportunities for cooperation in economic, trade, investment, and energy sectors.
The two ministers also delved into possibilities for collaboration concerning the environment and climate change, especially in the context of the UAE’s hosting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) in Expo City Dubai this year.
Sheikh Abdullah warmly welcomed Mélanie Joly, expressing hope that her visit would further expand Emirati-Canadian relations, emphasizing the strong existing ties and the mutual desire to explore opportunities for broader cooperation across various domains to achieve their developmental objectives.
Moreover, the ministers addressed the latest developments in the Middle East, focusing on protecting civilians during the ongoing crisis and enhancing humanitarian responses. They stressed the need for coordinated regional and international efforts to combat extremism, reduce tension, and prevent further violence, ultimately safeguarding the lives of civilians. UAE Ambassador to Canada, Fahad Saeed Al Raqbani, was also present at the meeting.