UAE Economy Minister to Visit UK

The economy minister of the United Arab Emirates will lead a delegation in the United Kingdom this week to discuss economic relations as the two countries seek to strengthen ties.

UAE economy minister Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri will tackle trade and investment agreements between the Gulf country and Britain, including bilateral efforts in transitioning to non-renewable energy.

Accompanied by other government and business representatives, Bin Touq will explore with British representatives the expansion of non-oil trade between the U.K. and UAE.

Bin Touq’s trip to the U.K. will follow the UAE’s series of efforts to seal partnerships with its third largest non-oil trade partner.

On Sep. 16, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan visited Downing Street, officiating the two countries’ economic alliance.

“The leaders agreed to establish a new, ambitious Partnership for the Future between the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates that will strengthen the deep and historic relations that the two countries share,” the office of the U.K. Prime Minister said in a statement.

The UAE also pledged last week to invest $11.7 billion dollars on Britain’s clean energy — twice bigger than what the Arab nation initially pledged in March.


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