x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs heads to Singapore to talk trade

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, yesterday met Singapore's president during a visit to the South Asian city-state.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, yesterday met Singapore's president during a visit to the South Asian city-state.

Sheikh Abdullah attended a dinner hosted by president Tony Tan Keng Yam in honour of the 12th Asia Security Summit, which concludes today.

The pair discussed the need to enhance trade relations between the two countries, particularly in energy and investment, according to Wam, the state news agency.

Sheikh Abdullah also participated in the security summit and discussed security issues with the US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel.

The summit's keynote speech was given by John Chipman, director general of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

"Sheikh Abdullah's participation in the summit is part of the UAE's commitment to promote international security cooperation and increase security transparency," Wam said.

"It also highlights the UAE's interest to maintain security in the Asian and Pacific Ocean region, which is indivisible from the security of the Gulf region."

 

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