Ahead of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week world leaders meet Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed met a number of heads of state who are presently in the UAE in order to be a part of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week kicks off from 14th January.

On 13th January (Sunday), His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces welcomed Joao Lourenco, the President of Angola; Yoweri Museveni, the President of Uganda, and Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz, the President of Mauritania.

More heads of state are likely to be present in the capital, especially for, the World Future Energy Summit that commences from Tuesday. It is part of a busy programme of events planned for ADSW.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and Angola’s President Mr Lourenco reviewed co-operation among the two nations in the field of economic, investment, and trade.

The Angolan President lauded the importance of ADSW as it entices the world’s energy experts, technology innovators and the next generation of sustainability leaders.

Uganda’s President Mr Museveni talked about friendship and co-operation, as well as on a variety of issues related to mutual interest.

The UAE and Uganda previously endorsed an agreement to set up one of the world’s only agricultural free zones. The 2,500-hectare free zone would permit private companies from the UAE to invest in agricultural production and aid in the development of Uganda so that increasing food security within the Emirates can be maintained.

With Mauritania’s Mr Aziz, Sheikh Mohamed talked on regional and international matters of mutual interest, discussions was also underway to strengthen bilateral ties.

They witnessed the endorsing of a US$25 million (Dh92m) accord between the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development and Mauritania’s Deposit and Development Fund to help entrepreneurs and boost small- and medium-sized enterprises.