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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 16 December 2018

The UAE-South Korean collaboration is a new milestone

Readers discuss Qatar, Dubai theme parks, the plight of animals and antidepressants

South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks at the Emirati-Korean business forum in Dubai as part of his tour of the UAE. Jon Gambrell / AP
South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks at the Emirati-Korean business forum in Dubai as part of his tour of the UAE. Jon Gambrell / AP
With reference to your article UAE and South Korea celebrate completion of Barakah's first nuclear reactor (March 26), this is a great project and a huge success for the UAE. Congratulations to the UAE and South Korea.
Asyah Elisabeth Meel, Abu Dhabi
This is a major milestone in the field of science and technology.
Adeela Akmal, Dubai
When will Qatar see the error of its ways?
I refer to your editorial Doha continues to walk down the wrong path (March 24): what an interesting read. Your editorial nicely unpacked the ongoing crisis in the White House regarding the many resignations from the Trump administration and the latest dramatic developments in the relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia, which is stronger than ever. Against this backdrop, Qatar is hurtling down a negative path, a fact that understandably galls its neighbours in Bahrain, the UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Doha's conduct is sad. When will Qatar see the light and work towards a compromise?
K Ragavan, Bangalore
Humans, not animals, are destroying the planet
I am writing in response to the letter by one of your readers expressing concern about the plight of animals in zoos ( Letters to the Editor, March 24). Let us not forget that in this world humans are destroying the planet, not the animals. Animals have no choices. Humans do.

Lorraine Ludman, Dubai

Antidepressants can be effective in the right circumstances
In reference to your article Antidepressants: the great debate (March 26), antidepressants can be effective if patients are truly suffering from clinical depression or post-traumatic stress disorder. But they do little good when administered for temporary depression from a divorce, a death or other life-altering event.
Beverly Newell, Ras Al Khaimah
They are blockers and won't work in the long run but are needed at times to make your life and head a little easier.
Najla Daair, Dubai
Antidepressants should be renamed. From people I know who’ve taken them, they are ineffective in the long term and simply act as blockers.
Anne McAdam, Abu Dhabi
Overpricing is to blame for the parks' troubles
In response to your report DXB Entertainments strikes accord with creditors to restructure Dh4.2 billion (March 26), the company should reduce its prices. Charging Dh400-plus for tickets is going to ensure it always runs up a loss.
Don Carpenter, UAE