UAE, China sign 13 agreements, MoUs

Abu Dhabi, HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, HH Shaikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and President Xi Jinping of China, have witnessed the signing of 13 agreements and memoranda of understanding (MoUs) between the two countries with the aim to strengthen strategic partnerships and bilateral cooperation across various sectors.

According to the UAE news agency (WAM), the two countries signed two MoUs on the construction of embassies and other buildings, as well as the establishment of cultural centres, an MoU to advance energy cooperation between the UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry, and China's National Energy Commission, two MoUs to enhance e-commerce ties as well as greater cooperation at the China International Import Expo, two MoUs for cooperation between the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China, to enhance cooperation in the agriculture sector, and the building of a wholesale market for agricultural products, livestock and fisheries, and two MoUs concerning cooperation on the Silk Road Initiative and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative.

They also signed a strategic cooperation agreement between Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and China National Petroleum Company, an agreement on mutual cooperation and administrative assistance in the customs issues, a framework agreement for cooperation between the Abu Dhabi Global Market and the Chinese-UAE Pilot Zone to create a platform for financial services and innovation on industrial capacity cooperation within the framework of the Belt and Road initiatives, and a partnership and investment agreement in the world's largest solar energy project.

Source: Bahrain News Agency