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UAE pledges to deepen bilateral relations with Nigeria

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has expressed its readiness to deepen economic ties with Nigeria toward promoting investment and trade between both countries.

Dr Fahad AL-Taffaq, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador to Nigeria, made this known in his address to commemorate the 48th National Day of the UAE on Tuesday in Abuja.

He said the progress attained by UAE was based on balanced foreign policy centered on moderation, tolerance, humanitarian assistance and political openness that allows the country gain respect in diplomatic community.

According to him, this day marks the anniversary of the unification of the seven Emirates in 1971 to achieve the 2021 vision across different fields and make UAE globally competitive.

Al-Taffaq said, “as of 2018 the total volume of non-oil bilateral trade between the UAE and Nigeria stands at 1.5billion dollars.

“This is set to increase with the recent opening of a consulate office in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos in June, 2019.

“To increase bilateral relations between UAE and Nigeria, the two main UAE airlines “Emirates Airlines and Etihad Airways” operate combined 28-flights weekly from Abu – Dhabi and Dubai-Lagos and Abuja.

“This represents the highest flight route from Nigeria to any other country globally, in addition Nigerian carrier, Air Peace recently launched three-weekly flights from Nigeria to Dubai via Sharjah.”

He said the country’s plan for the future is to compete on the world stage through reliance on technological know-how and extensive capital as an important resource of the country.

He also said that the country declared 2019 as year of tolerance to reinforce the spirit openness, mutual respect and coexistence promote tolerance.

The envoy, however, assured of the country’s readiness to host the Expo-2020 Dubai as the largest event to be staged in the Middle East, which Nigeria had confirmed to participate.

In a remark, Dr Uchechukwu Ogah, Minister of State for Mines and Steel, congratulated the people of UAE on the commemoration of the occasion of their 48th anniversary celebration.

He prayed God to continue grant the government and people of UAE good cause to celebrate many more years ahead and assured of Nigeria’s to support them in any way as a nation.

According to him, the story of UAE is a story of great possibilities.

“We can see what they achieved since the 48 years of their existence and we want to congratulate them and also appreciate the wonderful work they are doing touching the whole world.

“Over the years, there have been mutual bilateral relations between Nigeria and the UAE, in terms of trade, education, technology and humanitarian supports.

“We have collaborated in ways which gave rise to the visit by President Muhammadu Buhari to UAE to strengthen the bilateral relationship for the future of both countries.

“I thank UAE for the great work they have doing and also use this opportunity to wish them well.” Ogah said.

The Day celebrated on Dec. 2, every year marks the UAE’s Union Day and stands for its nationalisation from the British Protectorate Treaties which were declared in 1968.

Edited & Vetted By: Sadiya Hamza
(NAN)

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571 new COVID-19 cases reported in UAE, 36,359 in total

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday announced 571 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 36,359.

UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) said in a statement the new cases include many nationalities. All are in a stable condition and receiving medical treatment.

According to the ministry, 427 more patients have made full recovery from the virus, taking the tally of the UAE‘s recoveries to 19,153.

The ministry also confirmed one more death, pushing the country’s death toll to 270.

The UAE was the first among the Gulf countries to report COVID-19 cases.

In late April, the Chinese consulate general in Dubai organized an online conference for Chinese doctors and medical experts to share experiences in preventing and treating the coronavirus with UAE counterparts.

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596 new COVID19 cases reported in UAE, 35,788 in total

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday announced 596 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 35,788.

The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention said in a statement the new cases, of many nationalities, are in a stable condition and receiving medical treatment.

Meanwhile, 388 more patients have made full recovery from the virus, taking the tally of the UAE‘s recoveries to 18,726, according to the Ministry.

The Ministry also confirmed three more death, pushing the country’s death toll to 269.

The UAE was the first among the Gulf countries to report COVID-19 cases.

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635 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in UAE, 35,192 in total

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday announced 635 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 35,192.

A total of 406 more patients have made full recovery from the virus, taking the tally of the UAE‘s recoveries to 18,338, UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention said in a statement.

The ministry also confirmed two more deaths, pushing the country’s death toll to 266.

The UAE was the first among the Gulf countries to report COVID-19 cases.

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UAE reports 661 new COVID-19 cases, 34,557 in total

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday announced 661 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 34,557.

UAE‘s Ministry of Health and Prevention said in a statement that the new cases of many nationalities are all in a stable condition and receiving medical treatment.

The ministry added that 386 more patients have made full recovery from the virus, taking the tally of the UAE‘s recoveries to 17,932.

It also confirmed two more deaths, pushing the country’s death toll to 264.

The UAE was the first among the Gulf countries to report COVID-19 cases.

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726 new COVID-19 cases registered in UAE, 33,896 in total

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday announced 726 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 33,896.

UAE‘s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) said in a statement the new cases which include many nationalities are in a stable condition and receiving medical treatment.

It said 449 more patients have made full recovery from the virus, taking the tally of the UAE‘s recoveries to 17,546.

The ministry also confirmed two more deaths, pushing the country’s death toll to 262.

The UAE was the first among the Gulf countries to report COVID-19 cases.

The UAE has been showing solidarity with China in its fight against the novel coronavirus.

On Feb. 2 and March 12, the iconic landmarks in the UAE, including Burj Khalifa in Dubai, were lit up twice in the colors of China‘s national flag to show its solidarity with China.

In late April, the Chinese consulate general in Dubai organized an online conference for Chinese doctors and medical experts to share experiences in preventing and treating the coronavirus with UAE counterparts.

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UAE reports 638 new COVID-19 cases, 33,170 in total

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday announced 638 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of the confirmed cases in the country to 33,170.

The UAE‘s Ministry of Health and Prevention said in a statement the new cases include many nationalities. All are in a stable condition and receiving medical treatment.

It said that 412 more patients have made full recovery from the virus, taking the tally of the UAE‘s recoveries to 17,097.

The ministry also confirmed two more death, pushing the country’s death toll to 260.

The UAE was the first among the Gulf countries to report COVID-19 cases.

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UAE reports 563 new COVID-19 cases, 32,532 in total

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Thursday announced 563 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 32,532.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention said in a statement that the new cases of many nationalities are all in stable condition and receiving medical treatment.

Meanwhile, 314 more patients have fully recovered from the virus, taking the UAE‘s recoveries to 16,685, according to the ministry.

The ministry also confirmed three more deaths, pushing up the country’s death toll to 258.

The UAE was the first among the Gulf countries to report COVID-19 cases.

In late April, the Chinese consulate general in Dubai organized an online conference for Chinese doctors and medical experts to share experiences in preventing and treating the coronavirus with their UAE counterparts.

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Medical aid from UAE delivered to BiH

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A plane from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) carrying medical devices and equipment has landed at the International Airport in Sarajevo, the state-owned media FENA reported on Wednesday.

The shipment consists of 40 medical ventilators and more than 500,000 pieces of various protective medical gears including protective suits, gloves, masks, visors, eyeglasses, according to the report.

Bisera Turkovic, BiH’s minister of foreign affairs, has welcomed and received the shipment at the airport.

Expressing her gratitude for the help, Turkovic said the Council of Ministers of BiH will decide on how to distribute the aid to the medical facilities.

To date, BiH has reported 2,439 cases of COVID-19 infection with 146 deaths.

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822 new COVID-19 cases reported in UAE, 30,307 in total

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday announced 822 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 30,307.

UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention said in a statement the new cases of many nationalities are all in a stable condition and receiving medical treatment.

And 601 more patients have recovered from the virus, taking the tally of the UAE’s recoveries to 15,657, according to the ministry.

It also confirmed three more deaths, pushing the country’s death toll from the pandemic to 248.

The UAE was the first among the Gulf countries to report COVID-19 cases.

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