They discussed friendship relations, paths of joint cooperation and opportunities for its development

Mohamed bin Zayed and Macron witness the signing of 13 cooperation agreements and memoranda of understanding to strengthen the partnership between the two countries

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His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, yesterday received French President Emmanuel Macron, who is on a working visit to the country, at the Expo 2020 Dubai. His Highness and the French President witnessed the signing of 13 agreements Cooperation and a memorandum of understanding between the UAE and France, which contribute to strengthening the prospects of the strategic partnership between the two countries, and opening new areas of cooperation that serve their mutual interests.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan said in a tweet on Twitter: "I was pleased to receive my friend Emmanuel Macron. We had constructive discussions on the relations of the two countries, and we witnessed the signing of agreements in many fields. Within the framework of their strategic partnership, the UAE and France are moving towards deepening their common interests." and consolidating the foundations of peace and stability in the region and the world.

In detail, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan welcomed the visit of the French President to the country, expressing his happiness at the renewed meeting in the UAE, which confirms the common concern for the continuation of the continuous consultation and coordination between the two friendly countries.

His Highness conveyed to President Emmanuel Macron the greetings of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, and his wishes for health and happiness, and for his friendly country further progress and prosperity.

The French President congratulated His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the UAE government and people, on the occasion of the country's celebrations of its golden jubilee (the fiftieth anniversary of the Union), wishing the country continued progress and prosperity, and expressing his country's aspiration to new and promising horizons of cooperation and joint work that serve the interests of the two countries, and supports peace efforts in the region.

His Highness and Emmanuel Macron discussed friendship relations and joint cooperation paths, and opportunities for their development in various fields within the framework of the distinguished strategic partnership that brings the two countries together, especially in the investment and economic aspects, advanced technology, energy and food security, in addition to the cultural, educational and other fields to achieve their mutual interests.

During the meeting, the two sides reviewed all issues and topics of common interest, developments on the regional and international arenas, and exchanged views on developments in the Middle East region.

In this context, the two sides affirmed their joint keenness to strengthen the various aspects of the strategic partnership between the UAE and France, in addition to the consensus of visions on the importance of supporting peaceful solutions and initiatives aimed at consolidating the pillars of security and stability in the region, in order to achieve the aspirations of its peoples for peace and development.

The meeting was attended by H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.H. Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member of the Executive Council and Head of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, and H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Abu Dhabi Airports.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at the UAE pavilion at Expo 2020, also met with the French economic delegation visiting the country, and exchanged conversations with him about the strategic relations that unite the two countries, especially in their economic and investment aspects, and the common interest in opening new horizons. Promising relations between the two countries for their mutual interests.

In a related context, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, witnessed the signing of 13 cooperation agreements and memoranda of understanding between the UAE and France, which contribute to strengthening the prospects for strategic partnership between the two countries. And open new areas of cooperation that serve their mutual interests.

The agreements and memoranda included the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Mubadala and the French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Recovery, signed by Khaldoun Khalifa Al Mubarak, CEO and Managing Director of Mubadala Investment Company, and the French Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, and a memorandum of understanding between Mubadala Investments and BPI France. It was signed by Khaldoun Khalifa Al Mubarak, and CEO of French BPI, Nicolas Dufork.

It also included a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology and the Ministry of Economy and Finance in France, signed by the Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al-Jaber, and the French Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire.

It also included an amendment to the agreement concluded between the governments of the UAE and the French Republic regarding the Louvre Abu Dhabi, signed on March 6, 2007, and signed by the Chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi, member of the Executive Council, Mohammed Khalifa Al Mubarak, and the French Minister of Culture, Roslyn Bachelot.

• The French President congratulated Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the government and people of the UAE, on the occasion of the celebrations of the Golden Jubilee (the fiftieth anniversary of the Union).

• Strengthening the strategic partnership between the UAE and France and the consensus of visions on supporting peaceful solutions and initiatives aimed at consolidating the pillars of security and stability in the region, in order to achieve the aspirations of its peoples for peace and development.

Mohammed bin Zayed:

The UAE and France are moving towards deepening their common interests and consolidating the foundations of peace and stability in the region and the world.

Cooperation to explore the moon

The agreements and memoranda signed by the UAE and France included a “letter of intent” regarding cooperation in the field of lunar exploration between the “Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center” and the National Center for Space Studies in France, signed by the Director General of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center, Engineer Salem Humaid Al Marri, and the President French National Centre, Philippe Baptiste.

In addition to a memorandum of understanding between the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and the Electricite de France company in the field of nuclear energy, it was signed by the CEO of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, Mohammed Ibrahim Al Hammadi, and the Chairman and CEO of the French company, Jean-Bernard Levy.

Cooperation agreement and strategic alliance

The agreements and memoranda signed by the UAE and France included a cooperation agreement between ADNOC and Total Energy, signed by the Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, CEO of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and its group of companies, ADNOC Managing Director, Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, and from the French side. Chief Executive Officer of Total Energy, Patrick Boyani.

A contract was also signed between Borouge and Technip to build a world-class ethane cracker to expand the Borouge 4 project, signed by the Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, CEO of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and its group of companies, ADNOC Managing Director, Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al-Jaber, and Technip CEO, Arnaud Bethune.

In addition to the signing of a memorandum of understanding between "Masdar" and "ENGIE" on a strategic alliance, it was signed by the Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Masdar, Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al-Jaber, and the CEO of ENGIE, Catherine MacGregor.

And a memorandum of understanding between Abu Dhabi Holding Company and the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, signed by the CEO of Abu Dhabi Holding, Mohamed Hassan Al Suwaidi, and the French Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire.

aircraft purchase agreement

The agreements and memoranda signed by the UAE and France included an agreement to purchase aircraft, and related products and services between the UAE Ministry of Defense and Dassault Aviation, signed by Tariq Al Hosani, CEO of Tawazun Economic Board, and Eric Trapper, CEO of Dassault Aviation.

It also included an agreement on the supply of Rafale weapons equipment between the UAE Ministry of Defense and MBDA, signed by Tariq Al Hosani, CEO of Tawazun Economic Board, and Eric Berenger, CEO of MBDA.

In addition to the agreement for the purchase of helicopters (H225M) and related services, between the UAE Ministry of Defense and «Airbus Helicopters», signed by Tariq Al Hosani and CEO of Airbus Helicopters, Bruno Even.

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