During the meeting, the two sides discussed means to advance relations between the UAE and New Zealand, and to strengthen frameworks of cooperation across various sectors, including the trade and investment, energy and renewables, and food security. They also exchanged views on the latest regional and international developments, along with issues of mutual concern.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed affirmed the UAE’s keenness to enhance cooperation with New Zealand.
Peters welcomed His Highness, praising the close bilateral ties between the two countries that seek to further enhance bilateral ties.
The two sides signed a partnership agreement between the governments of the UAE and New Zealand. They also witness the signing of an agreement on the exchange of information and cooperation in the banking sector between the UAE Central Bank and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.
Sheikh Abdullah was also briefed on the New Zealand pavilion design and layout for Expo 2020 Dubai. The meeting was attended by Saleh Ahmed Alzreem Al Suwaidi, the UAE Ambassador to New Zealand.
UAE, New Zealand discuss bilateral defence relations
HH Sheikh Abdullah also met New Zealand Defence Minister Ron Mark. During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral defence ties and military affairs between the two friendly nations, as well as means of enhancing them.
Sheikh Abdullah and Mark also reviewed the latest regional and global developments and exchanged views on issues of mutual concern, particularly those related to Yemen, Syria and Iraq.
Meeting with New Zealand’s Minister of Justice
In another meeting, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah met Andrew Little, Minister of Justice of New Zealand.
During the meeting, the two sides reviewed bilateral ties between the two countries and means of enhancing them across various sectors.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed highlighted the depth of relations between the UAE and New Zealand, expressing his hope for further development and advancement.
Minister Little welcomed Sheikh Abdullah, praising the UAE’s leadership vision and the great development witnessed by the country.
On the sidelines of the meeting and in conjunction with the Year of Zayed, Sheikh Abdullah paid tribute to the Minister of Justice’s late father, for his services to the UAE in the Trucial States forces in Al Ain in the 1950s and 60s. His Highness extended a letter of thanks to the Little family in recognition of the great services provided by their father, who contributed to enhancing security and stability in the region.
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