UAE To Establish A Consulate In Nigeria


President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a range of federal decrees to ratify bilateral agreements between the UAE and several friendly countries, and the establishment of a UAE Consulate in Nigeria.

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa also issued a federal decree to appoint two Emirati diplomats. The Official Gazette shall publish these decrees in its latest issue.

The agreements that were ratified include an agreement between the UAE and Paraguay to avoid double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, agreements with Ethiopia and Antigua and Barbuda. This is to encourage and protect mutual investments, as well as the Statute of the Economic Judiciary of the Gulf Cooperation Council.  His Highness also ratified agreements on operational and strategic cooperation between the UAE and Europol, in the field of security and counter-terrorism with Armenia, and technical military cooperation with Ukraine. Agreements with Liberia, Brazil, and Cape Verde to establish airline services between their territories were also ratified.

Etihad Rail Board
His Highness Sheikh Khalifa also issued a Federal Decree restructuring the Etihad Rail Board of Directors under the chairmanship of Sheikh Dhiyab Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Federal Decree No. 04 of 2018 appoints the following Board members for a term of three years, Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Road and Transport Authority, Dubai, Falah Al Ahbabi, Director-General of the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council, UPC, Abdullah Salem Al Kathiri, Director-General of the Federal Authority for Land and Marine Transport and Mohammed Saeed Al Dhanhani, Director of the Fujairah Emiri Diwan. Some more appointed board members were Saeed Rashid Al Yatim, Assistant Under-Secretary for Resources and Budget Affairs at the Ministry of Finance, Arif Obaid Al Dehail, CEO of the Department of Planning and Development - Trakhees, Yousef Saleh Al Suwaijee, Chairman of the Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority and Mohammed Ibrahim Al Mell, Assistant Under-Secretary for Housing and Urban Planning at the Ministry of Infrastructure Development.

Finnish President
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan sent a cable to President Sauli Niinisto of Finland, congratulating him on his re-election for a new presidential term.

Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, sent similar cables to President Niinisto.  

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