Today, Monday, the UAE and France signed a strategic agreement for cooperation in the energy sector.
The agreement coincides with the visit of the UAE President, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to Paris between July 17-19, which is his first state visit abroad since he took office following the death of his brother Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed in May.
The French government said in a statement that the partnership aims to identify joint investment projects in France, the UAE or elsewhere in the hydrogen, renewable, and nuclear energy sectors.
“In the current uncertain energy context, this agreement will pave the way to a stable, long-term framework for cooperation, and open the way for new industrial contracts,” the statement added.
In the morning, the UAE president met with French President Emmanuel Macron, then visited the French National Army Museum at “Des Invalides Palace” in the French capital.
An official reception ceremony took place when his convoy arrived at Museum Square, where he was received by French Defense Minister Sebastien Le Connor.
His Highness also visited the monument to Napoleon Bonaparte located in the palace.