Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, Sebastian Kurz review a military honour guard at Vienna International Airport on Thursday. WAM
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Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan arrived on Thursday in Vienna on an official visit to Austrian. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed was welcomed by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz at Vienna International Airport.
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed and Sebastian held a meeting in Vienna and discussed bilateral relations and ways of enhancing the strategic partnership between their countries in various fields.
The two sides discussed bolstering their cooperation to serve their mutual interests, and reviewed the latest developments regarding regional and international issues of mutual concern.
Chancellor Sebastian underlined the visit's importance in driving the growth of the relations between their countries and enhancing cooperation efforts. During an official reception ceremony, where the guard of honour saluted Sheikh Mohamed while a band played the national anthems of the two countries.
Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg and UAE Minister of State for Industry and Advanced Technology Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Jaber attended the signing ceremony of a strategic partnership agreement in the presence of Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed and Sebastian Kurz at the Foreign Ministry in Vienna.
Vienna aims to benefit from Expo 2020 Dubai and reinforce the presence of Austrian firms in the UAE and the region's markets by showcasing technologies and sustainability, smart cities and renewable energy efforts.
The bilateral relations between the UAE and Austria date back to the era of the founding father late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and then Chancellor Bruno Kreisky, who first met in 1973. Their bilateral ties were established on March 10, 1974.
The delegation accompanying Sheikh Mohamed included Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports; Dr Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Jaber; Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Under-Secretary of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi, and Ibrahim Salem Al Musharakh, UAE Ambassador to Austria.
The UAE delegation was also received by Alexander Schallenberg, Austria's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mag. Gernot Blumel, Austria's Minister of Finance, and Dr Margarete Schramb?ck, Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs.
US National Security Adviser expressed his thanks for the efforts made by the UAE to establish a ceasefire and to promote a political solution to the conflict in the Ethiopian Tigray region. They also discussed ways of providing aid to the people in the Tigray.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has received Nechirvan Barzani, President of Iraq's Kurdistan region, who is currently on a visit to the UAE. During the meeting, Sheikh Mohamed welcomed Barzani’s visit, aimed to expand cooperation and to serve the interests of both sides.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed and General Austin Miller exchanged views over the latest developments in the region, primarily the withdrawal of the US troops and its Nato allies from Afghanistan, due to be completed by Sept.11.
President Macron welcomed the visit and highlighted his happiness at receiving Sheikh Mohamed, under the framework of their mutual coordination and consultation regarding bilateral ties and regional issues of mutual interest.
WHO and partners said that apart from huge concern over deaths, an increasing proportion of the workforce continue to suffer from burnout, stress, anxiety and fatigue.
The blaze took place in the village of Lesnoy, 300 kilometres (185 miles) from the capital in the region of Ryazan. Authorities originally said 15 people had died, but later said one man who received severe burns had died in hospital.
The Ministry stressed in a statement on Friday that its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.