THE PRESIDENT of Serbia arrived on an official, two-day visit to the United Arab Emirates, at the invitation of the head of that country, Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed.
The focus of the conversation is energy, military and economic cooperation. The signing of nine agreements was announced, and as an umbrella – an agreement on strategic partnership between the two countries.
During the afternoon, Aleksandar Vučić was welcomed at the airport in Abu Dhabi, followed by a formal dinner hosted in his honor by Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed.
The dinner lasted three hours, and the two leaders discussed the geopolitical situation, bilateral cooperation, and other important topics.
Since German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is coming to Abu Dhabi soon, and Sheikh Muhamed is a good friend of French President Emmanuel Macron, the President of Serbia asked for the support of the UAE leader to position Serbia as best as possible at this moment in the international arena.
The heads of state also discussed new investments.
All of this will be discussed tomorrow, when Vučić will have official talks with Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed, whom many in the West call the most powerful Arab leader and one of the most influential people in the world at the moment.
A plenary meeting of the two countries and the signing of nine agreements is planned. The most important is the agreement on strategic partnership between the governments of the two countries, as well as other agreements on cooperation in the fields of justice, culture, cyber security, and the fight against human trafficking.
The most important topic at the time of the global crisis is energy, given that the UAE is the seventh country in the world in terms of oil reserves. Military cooperation will also be discussed – bearing in mind that the UAE is among the top countries in the world to which Serbia exports weapons and military equipment.
This is Vučić’s first official visit to Abu Dhabi in his new term, where he is staying at the invitation of Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed, who after the death of his half-brother Sheikh Khalifa, became the head of the United Arab Emirates in May, as the third president of that rich Gulf state of 10 million inhabitants.
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