Sheikh Abdullah meets Colombian president in Bogota
BOGOTA // Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs, met Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos in the South American nation’s capital, last night.
Sheikh Abdullah and Mr Santos discussed ways to strengthen the relationship between the two countries with plans to work on projects involving renewable energy, agriculture and the efficient production of fossil fuels.
According to state news agency Wam, the Colombian president said the visit is a sign of co-operating on common interests.
President Santos highlighted the economic developments achieved by the UAE, expressing his hopes that the relationship between the two countries would witness further progress and prosperity.
Sheikh Abdullah also met with Maria Angela Holguin, Colombian foreign minister, for the first meeting of the UAE-Colombia Joint Committee.
During the meeting, the two sides reviewed ways to strengthen economic, trade and investment cooperation between the two countries.
Sheikh Abdullah and his Colombian counterpart signed a number of agreements, including the exchange of information for tax purposes, cultural cooperation, educational and sportive cooperation, environmental protection, climate change and energy.
Sheikh Abdullah said the UAE has succeeded in attracting foreign investment by creating an economic and political environment geared towards achieving a global standard of human and economic development.
The meeting was also attended by Khalid Al Ghaith, assistant foreign minister for economic affairs, and Mohammed Alqattam Zaabi, UAE ambassador to the Republic of Colombia.
Updated: February 10, 2016 04:00 AM