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UAE and Chile pledge to boost bilateral relations and trade

posted on 26/04/2014: 1820 views



Santiago: Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has held talks here with Michelle Bachelet, President of the Republic of Chile.

Sheikh Mohammed arrived Chile yesterday in his tour that takes him to a number of Latin America countries.

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister attended the meeting. It tackled a number of international and bilateral issues of mutual interest, as well as ways to expand cooperation horizons and friendship ties, especially in the economic, cultural and air transport domains.

The Vice President expressed his optimism over the results of his visit to Chile, particularly in the cultural and tourist exchange fields and building of diversified investment partnership between the two parties.

He also underscored the important role of the private sector and provision of facilitations to the government and private companies of the two countries, as well as competent authorities in order to achieve joint objectives between the two friendly peoples in all sectors, especially in the cultural and tourist fields.

For her part, President of the Republic of Chile welcomed the Vice President's visit, describing it as "historic", for opening up more doors for officials, businesspersons and companies in both countries to set up joint investments, achieve economic and cultural benefits for the two parties, as well as enhance trade and investment relations.

Earlier, the Vice President, who is leading a high-profile delegation, arrived at the Presidential Palace, la Moneda, where they were received by President of the Republic of Chile and a number of officials.

Sheikh Mohammed was accorded an official reception at the yard of the Palace. Chile is the last post of the Vice President's Latin America tour.

The Vice President and the Chilean President attended the signing ceremony of bilateral agreement on the avoidance of double taxation regarding taxation on income and capital of international air carriers and freight companies.

Both sides inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), on the cultural relations and bolstering of cultural exchange between the two governments with an emphasis on developing dialogue among various international cultures to contribute to building cultural communication among peoples and achieve peace, coexistence and stability.



The agreement and MoU were signed by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister and Chilean Minister of Foreign Affairs, Heraldo Munoz.

Among those who attended the signing ceremony were H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gargawi, Minister for Cabinet Affairs, Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State, Mohammad Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Director General of the Office of His Highness the Ruler of Dubai, Lieutenant General Misbah bin Rashid AI Fattan, Director of the Office of the Vice-President, Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director-General of the Department of Protocol and Hospitality in Dubai, Saeed Rashid Obaid Al Za'abi, UAE Ambassador to Chile, Abdullah Mohammed Al Mu'ina, a number of ministers and Chilean senior officials. – Emirates News Agency, WAM

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