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Important agreements will be signed by the president of the United Arab Emirates in Paris

Important agreements with France, mainly in the energy sector, are expected to be signed by the president of the United Arab Emirates, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who has been in Paris since Sunday and met with President Emmanuel Macron on Monday. The French side is pleased that the purchase of large quantities of diesel fuel from France will be agreed within the framework of the visit, while the signing of contracts in the fields of transport and waste treatment is also planned.

“The visit has a great symbolic dimension, it illustrates the strategic partnership between France and the Emirates, as well as the good personal relationship between Macron and Mohammed bin Zayed,” Anne Gandel, a researcher at the North Africa/Middle East Observatory, told AFP. of the Jean Zores Foundation, pointing out that it is part of France’s strategy to diversify its sources of supply.

Referring to the visit and in a report under the title “Mohammed bin Zayed, the prodigal and controversial ally of the Elysées”, Le Monde newspaper points out that the economic cooperation between the two countries will expand into new areas, such as “hydrogen, a major issue in the context of energy transition, new technologies and food security”.

This trip also coincides with the one made by the French president in Dubai in December 2021, at the time when the record sale of 80 Rafale to the Emirates was announced, the report adds, while recalling the reaction of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) regarding French arms sales to the Emirates.

Source: AMPE

Source: Capital

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