July 14 (Reuters) – United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan will fly to France on July 18 for his 1st formal visit outside the area considering that using office in Might.
Sheikh Mohammed will fulfill French President Emmanuel Macron and go over joint action in the fields of “long term strength, weather transform and advanced technological know-how” and attempts to bolster regional protection and security, the state information company WAM reported.
Paris has shut financial and political ties with Abu Dhabi and Macron has forged a excellent marriage with Sheikh Mohammed, who had by now been main the UAE for decades as de facto ruler. France has a long lasting armed forces foundation in the UAE.
The two nations signed a series of important discounts past 12 months, which include an arms contract well worth $19 billion, during a check out by Macron to the Gulf condition. French power giants TotalEnergies and Engie also won billion-euro bargains. go through extra
TotalEnergies Main Executive Patrick Pouyanne said on Wednesday that France is talking to Abu Dhabi about importing gasoline and diesel for the coming wintertime year in response to the Russia/Ukraine conflict, which has impacted Russian energy materials to Europe. read through far more
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