Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 22 September 2019

Abdullah bin Zayed meets French foreign minister

The pair agreed to work towards widening co-operation in cultural activities and other areas

The two ministers met in France. WAM
The two ministers met in France. WAM

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, met his French equivalent Jean-Yves Le Drian in Paris on Wednesday.

The two reviewed prospects for further consolidating co-operation, with particular emphasis on cultural activities.

Sheikh Abdullah stressed the importance of strategic relations between the countries and the UAE's determination to develop their collaboration to a higher level.

Mr Le Drian said the UAE was a key strategic ally of France and committed to widening the scope of co-operation.

In November last year, the two officials signed agreements for enhanced collaboration in medicine.

There was an agreement between the French state investment bank BPI and Mubadala for a €300 million (Dh1.22 billion) project, with scope for an additional €700m to invest in start-up companies promoting innovation in health care.

Last week, Sheikh Abdullah met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington to discuss the situations in Yemen, Libya and Sudan.

Updated: April 25, 2019 01:58 AM

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