Mohammed bin Rashid and Shinzo Abe witness signing of bilateral economic, energy and cultural agreements

WAM Dubai, May 02th, 2013 (WAM) — Two agreements on economic cooperation and peaceful use of nuclear energy and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cultural exchange between the UAE and Japan were signed today in the presence of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Prime Minster of Japan Shinzo Abe.

The signing ceremony, which took place at Zabeel Palace, was attended by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, Khalifa Saeed sulaiman, Director General of Dubai Protocols Department, Saeed Al Nowais, UAE Ambassador to Japan, and Yoshihiko Kamo,Japanese Ambassador to the UAE. Attending also was a number of dignitaries, Sheikhs and officials along with the accompanying delegation of the visiting prime minister.

The MoU pertained to cooperating in the cultural sector between Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority’ project “Kalima”, and Japan Foundation. Signing on behalf of the UAE was Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism ‘&’ Culture Authority, and Eiji Taguchi, Executive vice president of Japan Foundation on behalf of Japan.

Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, and the Japanese Ambassador, inked the agreement on of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.

The final agreement on civilian uses of nuclear energy was signed by Hamad Al Kaabi, Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Japanese Ambassador.

Sheikh Mohammed welcomed the agreements and exchanged congratulations with the Japanese prime minister, hoping they would open up promising opportunities for broader bilateral relations that serve interest of the two friendly countries and their people.



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