UAE: French FM Colonna visits Abu Dhabi to strengthen strategic partnership

French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Catherine Colonna met with Emirati counterpart, Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi on Friday, as part of a three-day visit to the Persian Gulf, aimed at strengthening ties with the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Both ministers were joined by delegations for a luncheon event as they sat down to discuss regional issues, energy cooperation and opportunites to build upon their strategic partnership.

Colonna is scheduled to visit a French military base, as well as the Louvre Abu Dhabi during her visit to the Emirates.

The French Minister of Foreign Affairs was in Riyadh a day earlier, where she and a Saudi delegation agreed to establish a framework for energy cooperation, with a specific focus on green technologies including hydrogen production and carbon capture.

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