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UAE launches Al Maha Diplomacy

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MOCCAE, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, and the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, EAD, have launched the joint ‘Al Maha Diplomacy’ initiative to preserve local biodiversity. As part of the initiative, the three entities seek to introduce the international …

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UAE calls on ICJ to counter Qatari claims

The United Arab Emirates has told the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that the documents and arguments presented to the Court by Qatar against the UAE were either fabricated or outright counterfactual. The UAE requested the World Court to take punitive steps necessary to stop Qatar from its cynical attempts …

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UAE managing ports for Serbia

A Public-Private Partnership, PPP, agreement was signed by P&O Ports and the Serbian government to operate the port of Novi Sad, Serbia as part of a long-term investment plan to upgrade equipment and services. The agreement will also support the Serbian government’s strategy to create an intermodal terminal and logistics …

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UAE and Portugal boosting cooperation

The UAE and Portugal have signed two memoranda of understanding, MoUs, on quality assurance and food security during their third meeting of the Joint Committee in Abu Dhabi yesterday, where both sides also explored means of boosting cooperation in various sectors. The meeting was co-chaired by Mousa Abdul Wahid Al …

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UAE meets with Uzbek delegation

The UAE received a senior government delegation from Uzbekistan, which was led by Aziz Abdukhakimov, Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, and included over 60 officials from key departments and ministries, with the aim of strengthening the strategic partnership between the two countries. The partnership includes the launch, in 2019, of …

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Abu Dhabi Ports working with Dell

Abu Dhabi Ports has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with Dell Technologies that will see the organisations combine their expertise in maritime and IT to develop technology-based concepts, solutions and services specifically for the maritime industry. The MoU with Dell Technologies is designed to provide Abu Dhabi Ports with …

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Digital wallet system launched in UAE

Dubai’s Department of Finance, DoF, in collaboration with Smart Dubai and emaratech, has launched “noqodi”, a digital wallet to facilitate payments of fees for government services. The new payment channel allows individual and corporate customers to pay quickly, easily and securely for different government and non-government fees under Dubai Pay, …

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Bankruptcy law and financial restructuring workshop in Abu Dhabi

To ensure the optimal application of federal laws and to strengthen the commitment of national institutions to international best practices, the Financial Restructuring Committee organised a workshop recently in Abu Dhabi. The workshop focused on explaining the local bankruptcy law and financial restructuring procedures, with the participation of representatives from …

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Qatar charges UAE with racial discrimination

The United Arab Emirates today strongly refuted the allegation of ‘racial discrimination’ made by Qatar to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Geneva. “Qatar’s complaints have no legal basis”, a statement by the UAE declared. The statement was delivered in response to Doha’s accusation that the UAE …

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UAE Vision 2021 gains momentum

Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, has underlined the importance of fostering an innovation-friendly environment combining financial incentives, social norms and knowhow to ensure smooth transition to an innovation-based economy in line with the UAE Vision 2021. The minister made the remarks as he opened today the First …

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RegLab to ease UAE financial transcations

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, today attended the signing of two cooperation agreements between RegLab, and the Dubai Future Foundation and Dubai’s Supreme Legislation Committee, to consolidate government efforts in creating an optimal environment for agile legislations. RegLab was …

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Dubai Startup Hub in Moscow

Dubai Startup Hub recently participated in a roundtable in Moscow meant to familiarise Russian start-ups with Dubai’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and growth opportunities it offers. Organised by the Dubai World Trade Centre and PROFEX, the roundtable provided valuable insights into Dubai’s business environment, the rising start-up sector, and the various accelerator …

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