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.



MWL, GCC Hail ICJ's Advisory Opinion on Israeli Occupation of Palestinian Territories

A placard reading "Free Palestine, end Israel Occupation" is pictured on Parliament square, central London, on June 8, 2024 at the end of "National March for Gaza", calling to "end the genocide" and "stop arming Israel". (AFP)
A placard reading "Free Palestine, end Israel Occupation" is pictured on Parliament square, central London, on June 8, 2024 at the end of "National March for Gaza", calling to "end the genocide" and "stop arming Israel". (AFP)
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MWL, GCC Hail ICJ's Advisory Opinion on Israeli Occupation of Palestinian Territories

A placard reading "Free Palestine, end Israel Occupation" is pictured on Parliament square, central London, on June 8, 2024 at the end of "National March for Gaza", calling to "end the genocide" and "stop arming Israel". (AFP)
A placard reading "Free Palestine, end Israel Occupation" is pictured on Parliament square, central London, on June 8, 2024 at the end of "National March for Gaza", calling to "end the genocide" and "stop arming Israel". (AFP)

The Muslim World League (MWL) welcomed the advisory opinion issued by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) regarding Israel’s policies and practices in the occupied Palestinian territories, affirming the illegality of the Israeli presence in the occupied Palestinian territories for 57 years.
In a statement, MWL Secretary-General and Chairman of the Association of Muslim Scholars Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa stressed the importance of this decision, which is a positive step towards the human and legal right of the Palestinian people to reach a just and comprehensive solution to their cause and to ensure obtaining their legitimate rights to self-determination and establishing their independent state in accordance with the Arab Peace Initiative and relevant international legitimacy resolutions, SPA reported.

The Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi, also welcomed the opinion issued by the International Court of Justice in The Hague, saying that it confirms and reinforces the Palestinian people's attainment of their legitimate and legal rights in accordance with international and United Nations resolutions to regain the Palestinian territories seized by the Israeli occupation forces
He pointed out that the settlement decisions and attempts to change the geography carried out by the Israeli occupation forces are illegitimate measures that do not enjoy any regional or international recognition, and do not change anything on the ground, stressing that the seized Palestinian territories will remain Palestinian and an inherent right of the Palestinian people.
Moreover, Albudaiwi reiterated the firm stances of the GCC countries towards the Palestinian issue, and support for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state within the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital, and support for the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people to obtain their state.