The UAE and Qatar can look forward to “new horizons” of cooperation, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, said yesterday.
He and the Qatari foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani, led a joint higher ministerial committee meeting to review relations between the countries and remove obstacles to economic and trade cooperation.
Sheikh Abdullah also met the Qatari emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
“This meeting reflects the aspirations and directives of the leaders of both countries,” Sheikh Abdullah said.
“It is also a good opportunity to deepen understanding and review the achievements in the framework of relations between our countries towards new horizons of joint cooperation.”
He said the UAE was proud to develop relations with Qatar in areas including trade, investment, energy, culture, tourism, construction, security and defence.
Agreements signed included one between the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and the Qatari General Authority for Tourism on cooperation in organising exhibitions.
The two governments signed another deal on education and culture, which runs from this year until 2019.
Another agreement was signed between the Mohammed bin Rashid Establishment for Small and Medium Enterprises Development and the Qatar Development Bank.
Courtesy: The National