UAE, Serbia Sign Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Agreement

United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic
United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic
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UAE, Serbia Sign Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Agreement

United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic
United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic

United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan discussed on Sunday with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic the various areas of cooperation between their countries and the prospects to advance their mutual interests, in addition to a number of regional and global developments of mutual concern.

During a meeting held at Qasr Al Watan in Abu Dhabi, the two leaders explored UAE-Serbia cooperation in investment, economic and trade fields, as well as in science, technology, food security, agriculture, renewable energy and space.

“UAE-Serbia relations are strong and continuing to grow, highlighting their cooperation, which covers several vital sectors and will see the signing of 10 cooperation agreements today,” Sheikh Mohamed said.

For his part, Vucic underscored the support that the UAE offers his country, especially during hardships, stressing his country's eagerness to strengthen their relations by leveraging the many available opportunities.

The two sides then welcomed the comprehensive strategic partnership, which the UAE and Serbia announced Sunday, highlighting its significance in enhancing their cooperation and investments in the various opportunities that both countries offer in various fields.

Both Presidents witnessed the announcement of a comprehensive strategic partnership agreement between the two countries to expand their cooperation and joint work in various areas that serve as foundations for development and progress.

They also attended the signings of a number of agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs), which aim to seize available opportunities for cooperation and diversify in various fields.

The partnership agreement was signed by UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his Serbian counterpart Nikola Selakovic.

The agreements included an MoU in the field of combatting human trafficking, a cooperation agreement in legal and judicial matters across civil and commercial areas, an agreement of Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, an extradition agreement, signed by the UAE Minister of Justice and the Serbian Minister of Justice, an agreement on the transfer of sentenced persons, an MoU in cultural fields, an MoU in the field of cybersecurity and a cooperation agreement between the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the Serbian Government.



Saudi Leadership Congratulated on Success of Hajj

Muslim pilgrims walk on the second day of the devil stoning ritual, during the annual haj pilgrimage, in Mina, Saudi Arabia, June 17, 2024. (Reuters)
Muslim pilgrims walk on the second day of the devil stoning ritual, during the annual haj pilgrimage, in Mina, Saudi Arabia, June 17, 2024. (Reuters)
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Saudi Leadership Congratulated on Success of Hajj

Muslim pilgrims walk on the second day of the devil stoning ritual, during the annual haj pilgrimage, in Mina, Saudi Arabia, June 17, 2024. (Reuters)
Muslim pilgrims walk on the second day of the devil stoning ritual, during the annual haj pilgrimage, in Mina, Saudi Arabia, June 17, 2024. (Reuters)

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz received on Tuesday messages of congratulations from Arab leaders on the success of this year’s Hajj.

United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa sent King Salman separate cables of congratulations.

They credited the success of the Hajj to the grace of God Almighty and the generous care of King Salman and his government and its institutions to ensure that pilgrims can perform their rituals in tranquility and safety.

Sheikh Mishal praised the progress of the expansion work carried out at the Grand Mosque, and the introduction of smart services and technologies at all holy sites to meet the needs of pilgrims and facilitate their performance of the Hajj.

He praised the significant role of Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Governor of Makkah Region, and Chairman of the Central Hajj Committee Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, and Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Supreme Hajj Committee Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz for their tireless efforts and the coordination among all sectors concerned with Hajj affairs.

He wished Saudi Arabia and its noble people further progress and prosperity under the wise and prudent leadership of King Salman.

UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Presidential Court Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Kuwaiti Crown Prince Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Abdullah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah sent cables of congratulations to King Salman.