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UAE Minister of State, Sri Lankan Minister of Public Security discuss cooperation

ABU DHABI, 19th December, 2021 (WAM) — Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Minister of State, has met with Sarath Weerasekera, Minister of Public Security of Sri Lanka, to discuss a number of issues of common concern.

During the meeting, which was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Abu Dhabi, the parties discussed bilateral relations between the UAE and Sri Lanka and ways to further boost friendship and cooperation ties across various sectors.

The two sides also reviewed means to enhance security, trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.

Al Sayegh praised Sri Lanka's distinguished participation in Expo 2020 Dubai, stressing that this global event is an opportunity to discuss cooperation and build bridges of communication. He also welcomed the expected visit of the Sri Lankan Prime Minister to participate in the activities of his country's National Day ceremony, which will be held at the Expo.

For his part, the Sri Lankan Minister expressed his admiration for Expo 2020 Dubai, and congratulated the UAE for the remarkable organisation of this global event. He also praised the distinguished bilateral relations, expressing his hope to strengthen this cooperation in various fields and continuity of development for the benefit of the two friendly countries.

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17th Forum of UAE ambassadors, representatives of missions abroad begins tomorrow

ABU DHABI, 5th February, 2023 (WAM) — The 17th forum of UAE ambassadors and representatives of missions abroad, organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, will begin tomorrow under the title 'The United Arab Emirates, a Bright Present and a Promising Future'.

The forum will address key issues shaping the future of the country's foreign policy, as well as geostrategic developments at the regional and international levels.

This year's forum, which will be held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation until February 9, will include more than 25 sessions attended by ministers, senior officials, ambassadors, heads of UAE missions abroad, heads of departments of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and government institutions and agencies in various fields. The forum will address major issues in the fields of politics, economy, innovation, education, culture, advanced science and technology, the country's technological advancement, climate change mitigation and environmental protection in view of the UAE's preparations to host COP28, and future plans in service of the UAE Government's strategy.

The forum is held annually and provides an important opportunity for interaction, dialogue, and the exchange of views and ideas with senior figures and officials in the UAE, as well as ambassadors and representatives of missions abroad, on regional and international developments to enhance the effectiveness of the UAE's foreign policy.

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President of Comoros commends UAE’s humanitarian, developmental initiatives

MORONI, 5th February, 2023 (WAM) — President of the Comoros Ghazali Osman has expressed his gratitude for the humanitarian and developmental stands adopted by the UAE in support of his country. He has praised the nation's initiatives to strengthen the potential of the Comorian people and help improve their standard of living in all areas.

The president of the Comoros made the comments when opening the technical training facility built by the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) Authority in Itsandra in the presence of Youssef Al Mazrouei, the Charge d'Affaires at the UAE Embassy in the Comoros, and several other Comorian officials.

According to Ghazali, the UAE is one of the main partners for the development of essential services in his nation. He also said that the UAE significantly contributes to the Comoros' growth through the various initiatives it is undertaking there.

He noted that the UAE has consistently taken the initiative to support the Comorian people in all situations and said he was grateful for the support given by the ERC to his people in all areas. He also stated that he personally follows the humanitarian and development initiatives carried out by ERC on the international humanitarian scene with great admiration.

It is worth noting that the technical training centre is part of a series of developmental programmes conducted by the ERC in the Comoros in the health, educational, and social domains. The ERC's programmes aim to improve the economic and social circumstances of vulnerable and needy families by giving them access to manufacturing tools that would make their life easier.

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Mohammed Al Sharqi appoints Ahmed Hamdan Al Zeyoudi Director of Fujairah Crown Prince’s Office

FUJAIRAH, 5th February, 2023 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, has issued Resolution No. 07 of 2023 appointing Dr. Ahmed Hamdan Al Zeyoudi as Director of the Office of H.H. Crown Prince of Fujairah.

The decision shall be effective from the date of its issuance and published at the Official Gazette.

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