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UAE-France to boost Strategic Partnership

UAE-France to boost Strategic Partnership
UAE-France to boost Strategic Partnership

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was received by French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace. The meeting was attended by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council; and H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign Minister.
During the meeting, Sheikh Mohammed and Hollande discussed issues of mutual interest, notably strengthening of the historic friendship ties between the UAE and France laid down by the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. They also discussed ways of enhancing the strategic partnership between the two countries, especially in the areas of economy, military, culture and humanitarian affairs. The talks, which also covered regional issues, focussed on the consolidation of stability, peace, freedom and justice in the region.
Among others in attendance were H.E. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates airline and Group; H.E. Mohammed Al Gergawi, Minister for Cabinet Affairs; H.H. Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs; H.E. Reem Ibrahim Al Hashimi, Minister of State; H.E. Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Director-General of the Dubai Ruler’s Court; H.E. Lt. General Musbeh Rashid Al Fattan, Director of the office of the UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; H.E. Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director-General of the Department of Protocols and Hospitality in Dubai; UAE Ambassador to France H.E. Mohammad Meer Abdullah Al Raessi; and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.

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