Sheikh Mohammed bin Saeed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, arrived in London on Thursday to begin an official visit to Britain.
At the forefront of my reception was British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Sheikh Mohammed bin Saeed Al Nahyan at the Downing Street Government Building.
The two sides are expected to hold talks on strategic cooperation between the two countries and developments in the Middle East.
The visit of Sheikh Mohammed bin Saeed Al Nahyan is the culmination of the process of strengthening cooperation between the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom, which intensified this year and continued for decades, with the continued exchange of visits by officials from both countries.
Although the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom will intensify efforts to enhance cooperation between the two countries in 2021, this year is no exception in relations between the two countries as it completes the course of strong and exceptional historical ties between them.
According to the official website of the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for decades, the United Kingdom was established in 1971 as a friendly and valuable country of the United Arab Emirates.
The UAE and the UK have historically strong and prosperous relations that nurture the economic, strategic and cultural interests of both countries.
Figures released by the United Kingdom’s National Statistics Office on October 31, 2014 show that the volume of trade between the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom in 2013 was 12. 12.36 billion (72 billion dirhams).
This means that the trade volume of 2015, set by the two governments in 2009, reached the target of 12 billion pounds (70 billion dirhams) and was planned two years earlier.
When this target was set in late 2009, the trade volume was 5 7.5 billion annually, which means that both countries have made great progress in a very short period of time.
The increase in trade volume was achieved in a number of sectors, including energy, financial and professional services, education, healthcare, infrastructure, defense and aviation.
Founded in 2011, the UAE-British Business Council has been at the forefront of working towards this goal, with the aim of the Business Council to increase trade and investment, assist and encourage British companies to do business in the UAE, and to assist and encourage Emirati companies to do business in the UAE. Do the same, except to identify opportunities for British-Emirati cooperation in third markets.
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