UAE, Israel ink deal in maritime transport sector

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The MoU was signed by Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, the UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, and Merav Michaeli, the Israeli Minister of Transport and Road Safety, in the presence of a number of officials from both sides.

The UAE and Israel have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of maritime transport, exchange of experiences, and strengthening strategic partnership, as part of the Abraham Accords Peace Agreement…reports Asian Lite News

The MoU was signed by Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, the UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, and Merav Michaeli, the Israeli Minister of Transport and Road Safety, in the presence of a number of officials from both sides.

The MoU aims to enhance cooperation between the two countries in the field of transport, especially maritime, and to set a future road map based on mutual benefit, in addition to exchanging experience and knowledge to serve the future directives for the next fifty years.

UAE, Israel sign MoU to advance maritime transport sector (WAM)

Al Mazrouei highlighted that the MoU signing reflects the two parties’ interest in promoting cooperation in the field of maritime transport, and the two countries’ keenness to enhance the scope of the bilateral partnership.

The UAE Minister pointed out that the MoU will contribute to anticipating future challenges facing the two countries in the field of transport, as well as launching pioneering initiatives to support this vital sector.

UAE, Israel sign MoU to advance maritime transport sector (WAM)

Al Mazrouei said, “The joint action between the UAE and Israeli sides is part of the framework of the two countries’ interest in ensuring permanent economic security, stability and prosperity, and to develop and strengthen sustainable national economies.”

He added, “Both parties believe that boosting bilateral relations would help establish stability and peace in the Middle East, stimulate economic growth, enhance technological innovation and establish closer relations between the peoples of the region.”

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For her part, Merav said, “Economic and commercial ties build and maintain political relations, and the MoU we signed aims at strengthening maritime transport links between Israel and the UAE, and will allow trade to flow efficiently, quickly and at a low cost. I am proud that the relations between our two countries take another advanced step, allowing us to cooperate more closely and in a way that serves the interests of both sides and strengthens national economies.” (WAM)

Aid to Ukraine

The United Arab Emirates has sent a fifth plane carrying 30 metric tonnes of medical and relief supplies to Ukraine. This comes as part of providing urgent relief support to impacted civilians in Ukraine, and is in response to the international humanitarian appeal to support those who are displaced in Ukraine and the 4 million refugees in neighbouring countries.

Salem Ahmed Al Kaabi, UAE Ambassador to Ukraine, said, “The UAE is keen to provide the necessary relief requirements in situations of conflict for civilians, especially women and children, in the current circumstances and resulting aggravated situation, particularly for Ukrainian refugees in neighboring countries.”

Ambassador Al Kaabi indicated that during the month of March, the UAE provided an airlift of relief aid that included tonnes of food items to the Ukrainian authorities in Poland that could be transported inside the country or to help Ukrainian refugees in Poland.

Al Kaabi added, “The UAE continues to provide relief support based on the humanitarian approach of its leadership and its ceaseless efforts to provide the basic needs of peoples. This is within the values pursued by the country, where people are the priority without any discrimination or considerations.”

Since the outbreak of the Ukrainian crisis, the UAE has sent two planes of relief and medical supplies carrying 60 metric tonnes. This comes as part of the UAE’s announcement of a donation worth US$5 million, in response to the United Nations urgent appeal and the regional response plan for Ukraine refugees.

Moreover, the International Humanitarian City in Dubai, in cooperation with international organisations in the city, operated two planes carrying 124 metric tonnes, including relief supplies and shelter equipment.