UAE, Argentina Sign Civil N-power Pact
From Khaleej Times
The UAE and Argentina on Monday emphasised their interest in enhancing cooperation in the fields of economy, investment, tourism and renewable energy.
This came during talks held by the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner at Al Diyafa Palace in Abu Dhabi.
The two leaders witnessed the signing of a number of agreements and memorandums of understanding, including a MoU for cooperation in the field of peaceful use of nuclear power.
The MoU was signed by UAE Foreign Minister Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Argentine Minister of Foreign Relations & Worship Hector Marcos Timerman.
An agreement on air transport services was signed by UAE Minister of Economy Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri and Timerman, while another agreement was signed by UAE Minister of Environment and Water Dr Rashid Ahmed bin Fahd and Argentine Minister of Agriculture Norberto Yauhar.
Another agreement was signed between the Argentine National Space Activities Commission and the UAE’s Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) on the peaceful use of outer space.
Welcoming the Argentine President and the accompanying delegation, Shaikh Khalifa expressed the hope that the visit would contribute to enhancing friendly relations and cooperation between the UAE and her country and would open up new and wider venues for cooperation in different spheres.
Shaikh Khalifa emphasised the UAE’s interest in strengthening relations with Argentina, noting that these relations will see expanded cooperation and development in the future.
The talks discussed ways to enhance and promote economic, investment, tourism and renewable energy relations, in particular, working towards increasing trade exchange and investment opportunities in light of the potential of both countries and tapping the available encouraging potential in order to promote cooperation in service of common interests. Views on a number of matters of common interest and the latest regional and international developments were also discussed.
The Argentine president expressed her pleasure at visiting the UAE and at meeting Shaikh Khalifa. She hailed the UAE’s achievements and progress in different spheres and its overall rapid development which, she said, had earned it an outstanding regional and international position, thanks to the wise leadership of His Highness President Khalifa.
President Kirchner also expressed her country’s desire to build bridges for cooperation with the UAE and creating more opportunities for economic, investment and tourism cooperation, in particular. She noted that there are encouraging signs for both countries can build a fruitful partnership that serves the common interests of both countries and yield benefits for their friendly peoples.
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