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Brussels, 17 May 2023

High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell met Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Abdallah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in Brussels on Tuesday. The meeting took place in the context of the excellent bilateral relations of the European Union with the United Arab Emirates.

Considering the deepening bilateral relations between the EU and the United Arab Emirates, the High Representative and his Emirati counterpart discussed shared concerns and interests related to trade and investment, climate change, with a view of the upcoming COP28 in Dubai, as well as, economic diversification, and energy transition.

They also addressed the negative consequences of the ongoing war Russia is waging against Ukraine. The High Representative highlighted the importance and necessity for international community to protect the rules-based multilateral world order and uphold respect for the UN Charter.  

The meeting was also an important opportunity to have an in-depth exchange on the geopolitical situation, with particular focus on the EU-facilitated Dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia, the developments in Sudan and on Iran.

HR/VP Borrell and Minister Al Nahyan also received briefly a group of young Emirati students from the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy, who are on a study tour in Europe. The High Representative appreciated their presence in Brussels to learn more about the EU, how it functions and what it stands for. 

Source – EEAS

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