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.