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Minister of State for Financial Affairs, Chairman of Islamic Development Bank discuss joint partnership and cooperation

DUBAI, 7th December, 2021 (WAM) — As part of its commitment to strengthening the UAE’s relations with various countries of the world, and regional and international financial institutions and organisations, Mohamed Bin Hadi Al Hussaini, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, met today with Dr. Muhammad Sulaiman Al Jasser, Chairman of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), at the Ministry's headquarters in Dubai.

The meeting discussed the partnership between the UAE and the group, and mechanisms for strengthening work and joint cooperation between the two sides.

Al Hussaini stressed the importance of the strategic partnership linking the UAE with the IsDB, highlighting the country's commitment to continue promoting the process of economic, commercial and development integration among the various member states by granting development contributions and supporting various regional and international projects that meet the needs and requirements of these countries.

He said, "The UAE is keen to work with all regional and international institutions and organisations to support and develop strategic plans that enable comprehensive and sustainable economic and social development, and combat poverty and unemployment in various countries of the world – further reiterating the friendly relations the nation has with all peoples of the world."

The UAE is a strategic partner of the Islamic Development Bank, as it hosts the office of The Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit, a branch of the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation, as well as the headquarters of the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture and the International Islamic Centre for Reconciliation and Arbitration. The UAE joined the bank by virtue of Federal Decree No. 91 of 1974.

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Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes Chile

SANTIAGO, 28th May, 2023 (WAM) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 struck the Aysén region in Chile, with no casualties or damages reported as of yet.

In a statement, local authorities said that the epicenter was at a depth of 15 kilometres.

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Two intact embalming workshops unearthed in Egypt

CAIRO, 27th May, 2023 (WAM) – Two embalming workshops dedicated to humans and animals, the largest and most complete found as yet, have been discovered in the Saqqara Necropolis, Greater Cairo, the Egyptian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Ahmed Issa, told reporters.

In a related development, an archaeological mission, led by Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri, unearthed two tombs from different historical periods, along with a significant collection of artifacts.

The embalming workshops date back to the 30th Dynasty (380-343 BC) and the Ptolemaic period (305-30 BC), while the two tombs belong to the Old and New Kingdoms, according to Waziri.

The human embalming workshop is a rectangular building with multiple rooms containing stone beds measuring two metres long and 50 cm. These beds were used for the mummification of the deceased. They were covered with plaster and featured gutters. Among the artifacts found within the workshop were clay pots, tools and ritual vessels used for mummification.

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Mohammed bin Rashid receives greetings of Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, Crown Prince of Sharjah on Al Maktoum wedding

DUBAI, 27th May, 2023 (WAM) — His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, received the greetings of H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, and H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, on the occasion of the wedding of Mane', son of Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid bin Mane' Al Maktoum, to the daughter of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, at a reception held today at the Za'beel Hall of the Dubai World Trade Center.

Attending the reception also were Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, and Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, the Chairman of the Dubai Media Incorporated, and a number of sheikhs, ministers, dignitaries and senior state officials.

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