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UAE-Georgia cooperating on tourism

Essa Abdulla Al Nuaimi, UAE Ambassador to Georgia, has taken part in a meeting to learn about the Georgian Government’s assessment and plans regarding the current challenges in the tourism sector. During the meeting, held at the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Al Nuaimi spoke about the growing tourist ties …

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Vienna last chance for nuclear deal, Iran says

Iran said Friday’s meeting in Vienna between the remaining signatories of the nuclear deal was the “last chance” to save the accord after the U.S. withdrawal last year and warned Tehran would not accept “artificial” solutions to U.S. sanctions. Iran is threatening to exceed the maximum amount of enriched uranium …

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Petronas and Saudi Aramco joint venture on track

Pengerang Refining and Petrochemical (PrefChem), a joint venture between Petronas and Saudi Aramco, is expected to restart a crude distillation unit at its oil refinery in Malaysia in July, three sources familiar with the matter said. The Pengerang Refining development, which is part of Petronas’ $27 billion Pengerang Integrated Complex, …

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EU ambassador in talks in UAE

Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, and Patrizio Fondi, Ambassador of the European Union, EU, to the UAE, discussed the development cooperation between the UAE and the EU, focussing on their development, economic, commercial and investment partnerships. Their discussion took place during their meeting at the ministry’s headquarters …

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UAE-UK ties under review

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received on Tuesday Lieutenant General Sir John Lorimer, the United Kingdom’s Defence Senior Advisor to the Middle East. During the meeting held at the Beach Palace in Abu …

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UAE-Romania Cultural Week in Bucharest

The Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development yesterday launched the UAE-Romania Cultural Week in Bucharest to foster new cultural ties between the two countries. Organised by the UAE Embassy in Romania, the event is focused on introducing the UAE heritage and culture to Romania thus boosting bilateral cultural ties between …

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UN praises UAE disaster plans

A UN official has praised the UAE’s role in implementing disaster risk reduction across the world. Sujit Mohanty, Chief of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNISDR, Regional Office for Arab States, said the UAE plays an important role, both locally and internationally, to apply emergency crises response systems …

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British minister headed to Iran to stave off crisis

Britain’s Middle East minister Andrew Murrison will visit Iran on Sunday for “frank and constructive” talks, the Foreign Office said, amid escalating tension between Tehran and Washington after the downing of an unmanned U.S. drone. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he aborted a military strike to retaliate for …

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UAE holds labour talks with African states

Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, met individually with his counterparts from Morocco, Rwanda, Ghana, Ethiopia and Uganda, on the sidelines of the 108th International Labour Conference that concludes in Geneva, Switzerland, today. The conference opened on 10th June, 2019. This year’s session brought together …

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Putin warns against US war on Iran

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that a U.S. military attack on Iran would be a catastrophe for the Middle East that would trigger a surge in violence and a possible refugee exodus. Putin, speaking during his annual televised question and answer session, said Moscow believed Tehran was in …

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Emirates Development Bank rated AA-

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the rating of the Emirates Development Bank (EDB) at AA- The bank’s support rating (SR) has been affirmed at ‘1’ and support rating floor (SRF) has been also confirmed at ‘AA-‘, Fitch said. “The advanced ratings confirms the bank’s distinctive performance and reflects the achievements it …

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Generel visa for Central Asia

Introduction of a single Silk Visa in the territory of the Central Asian region could be the expansion of many-sided beneficial cooperation, the development of the tourism sector, and the strengthening of cultural and economic ties. According to the overwhelming majority of specialists and analysts, the introduction of a single …

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Iran says deadline over for Europeans

Iran said on Wednesday it will start enriching uranium at a higher level in July and won’t give European powers any more time to prevent this move by protecting Tehran from U.S. sanctions. Iran stopped complying in May with some commitments in the 2015 nuclear deal that was agreed with …

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