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UAE participates in International Export Forum ‘Made in Russia’

ABU DHABI, 13th December, 2021 (WAM) — The UAE participated in the international export forum "Made in Russia", which is being held in the Russian capital Moscow, through a delegation led by Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade.

The forum witnessed the participation of Russian and foreign ministers and officials, investors and business leaders.

Dr. Al Zeyoudi stressed the UAE and Russia have profound and deep-rooted ties that constitute an outstanding example of international relations, noting Russia is a key economic partner of the UAE.

The economic cooperation between the two countries have advanced in size and diversity in recent years in many vital sectors, such as renewable energy, space, modern technology and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and through the launch of several successful joint investment projects by companies from both countries in the areas of real estate, industry, food security, infrastructure, petrochemicals, ports and aviation, he added.

The UAE is continuing to work with its partners in Russia to enhance their economic cooperation, in line with the "Projects of the 50", Dr. Al Zeyoudi noted.

Al Zeyoudi then showcased the recent key developments related to the UAE’s economy, including modernising its economic legislation, allowing full foreign ownership of local companies, maintaining openness and flexibility in trade and investment policies, and launching the Projects of the 50, which is a proactive roadmap for its future economy.

Russia is a priority market for the UAE in the field of trade and exports, in addition to nine other key markets in Asia, Europe and Oceania, he further added, noting the country’s new economic environment offers pioneering incentives for companies to increase their presence in the UAE's market and forge fruitful partnerships in sustainable sectors.

The development of the UAE’s business environment has made it an attractive one for international companies, Dr. Al Zeyoudi affirmed. He noted that the UAE was ranked second globally as one of the most secure countries, and for its advanced technological infrastructure, which enabled it to be ranked first globally on the list of best e-infrastructures in the Global Competitiveness 2020 Index.

Al Zeyoudi briefed the forum’s participants about the UAE’s efforts in the gold sector, most notably the issuance of the UAE Good Delivery Standard for refineries, which references the quality and technical specifications of country’s refineries and gold production facilities.

He then called on the forum’s participants to capitalise on the UAE’s economic developments and leading exports capacities and explore potential partnership opportunities.

The country’s delegation included Dr. Mohammed Al Jaber, UAE Ambassador to Russia; Rashid Abdul Karim Al Balooshi, Under-Secretary of the Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi; Saed Al Awadi, CEO of Dubai Industries and Exports; Mohammed Obaid bin Majid Al Alili, Director-General of the Department of Industry and Economy in Fujairah; and Mohammed bin Salmin Al Arian, Member of the Board of Directors of the Ajman Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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Secretary-General of Muslim Council of Elders, Prosecutor of International Criminal Court reaffirm role of justice institutions in promoting peace

ABU DHABI, 6th February, 2023 (WAM) — The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders, Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam, and the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Karim Ahmad Khan, have reaffirmed the role of justice institutions in promoting peace and human fraternity.

During a meeting at the Council's headquarters in Abu Dhabi, they discussed potential cooperation, diverse heritage of international law, and the Council's role in promoting peaceful coexistence.

Khan praised the Muslim Council of Elders under the Chairmanship of the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb for its work in spreading peace and coexistence globally. He also recognised the Council's efforts in addressing a variety of humanitarian issues including: the Myanmar issue, the call for an inter-Islamic dialogue, the affirmation of women's rights to education, and the dispatching of peace convoys.

Khan noted the UAE's efforts in promoting peace saying that the 'Human Fraternity Meeting' in Abu Dhabi was a reflection of those efforts. He also emphasised the importance of disseminating the Document on Human Fraternity's ideals and seeking to reflect them in international laws and legislation.

Judge Abdelsalam said that the Council's mission to advance peace and human fraternity in Muslim and non-Muslim nations is a vision and a message that it proudly carries.

He also noted that the human fraternity document has today become a major source of interest and inspiration for many nations around the world. “In light of the difficulties our world is currently facing, there is a crucial role that institutions can play in fostering and sustaining both societal peace and religious freedom,” he added.

Abdelsalam praised the UAE in particular for its role in supporting initiatives that promote peace, tolerance, coexistence while countering hatred and human trafficking.

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Sharjah Ruler approves Islamic design for Al Dhaid University

SHARJAH, 6th February, 2023 (WAM) — H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, approved, on Monday, an Islamic design for Al Dhaid University, which will be built in addition to the existing building, and includes a mosque, a theatre and a group of various educational facilities.

This was announced by Mohammed Hassan Khalaf, Director-General of the Sharjah Broadcasting Authority, through the “Direct Line” programme broadcast by the authority, displaying pictures showing the start of the Sharjah Department of Public Works working on the completion of the project on the ground, to enable the university to receive its students in the fall of 2024.

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DFWAC receives delegation from Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean

DUBAI, 6th February, 2023 (WAM) — The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC) has received a high-level delegation from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM).

The delegation’s visit aimed to learn about the foundation’s services offered to women and children, who fell victim to domestic violence.

The delegation was received by Sheikha Saeed Al Mansouri, Acting Director-General of the Foundation.

It included Joana Lima, President of the PAM Women Parliamentary Forum, accompanied by Maryam Majid bin Thaniya, Member of the Federal National Council and Vice President of the PAM Women Parliamentary Forum; Fatima Zahraa Abdi, Second Vice President of PAM Women Parliamentary Forum; and Celine Cervi, Parliamentary Secretary.

The visiting delegation was briefed on the services offered by the Foundation, including information on its campaigns, initiatives, and educational programmes.

They were also informed about the rehabilitation plans for victims. Additionally, the delegation was given a tour of the Foundation's facilities.

Al Mansouri praised the visit of the delegation, highlighting that it is part of a series of visits to the foundation aimed at reviewing its experience and services, exchanging information and expertise, and sharing successful experiences and programmes.

"Since its establishment in 2007, the Foundation has gained a reputation as one of the leading organisations in the field of combating domestic violence, protecting children and addressing human trafficking crimes,” she added.

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean is an international organisation founded in 2005 by the national parliaments of the countries of the Euro-Mediterranean region.

The main objective of PAM is to forge political, economic and social cooperation among the Member States in order to find common solutions to the challenges facing the Euro-Mediterranean and Gulf region, and to create a space for peace and prosperity for its peoples.

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