UAE National Day observed in a befitting manner in city

Bangladesh, UAE share close people-to-people bonds

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Dhaka : Bangladesh and UAE share close people-to-people bond, similar national realities and complementary development goals.

Saed Mohammed ALMheiri, UAE Ambassador to Bangladesh, said this while addressing a reception marking the 47th National Day of United Arab Emirates at his residence in the city on December 2.

UAE National Day is celebrated on December 2 each year which marks the UAE's Union Day when the seven emirates united into a single unity in 1971.

Anisul Huq, Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, was present as the chief guest at the reception which was attended by ministers, lawmakers, diplomats, senior politicians, journalists, top businessmen and others.

The UAE envoy highlighted the glorious journey of over four decades of Bangladesh-UAE relations.

On this historic occasion, Saed Mohammed Al Mheiri said, "I would like to commend the bilateral relations which join between two friendly countries. These ties are based on the principles of cooperation and mutual respect and have reached the level of strategic partnership between the two countries and people in recent years."

"The mutual visits of the leaders and officials of the two countries, and the ever?increasing levels of trade, economic and cultural exchange, are a powerful indicator which stands witness to the strength of bilateral relations in various fields," the Ambassador added.

The UAE adopted an active approach to diplomacy with a marked openness to across the world establishing an extensive network of relations with various countries around the world, he added.

Saed Mohammed Al Mheiri also spoke of UAE's remarkable achievements over the past 46 years, including decades of reform and opening-up as UAE embarked on the journey of economic prosperity and national rejuvenation.

In his welcome speech he said, "The UAE's 47th National Day coincides with the centenary of the birth of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the UAE, as HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed dubbed 2018 to be the "Year of Zayed."

The late Sheikh Zayed was renowned for his wisdom and vision, his role and his policies in building the country, achieving development, strengthening its economy and national security, and leading it on the path towards a prosperous future," he informed.

The Ambassador pointed out that the UAE ranked first among Arab countries in 2017 for its ability to attract foreign direct investment. This established its position as a strategic trade hub that provides foreign investors access to regional markets, as well as the freedom to transfer funds and profits, in addition an effective judiciary system and legislation, neutral courts, laws and legislation that protects foreign capital, and low customs tariffs that range between 0 and 5 per cent on all goods.

The envoy said, Dubai Expo 2020 is one of the most important achievements under way. The exhibition is an effective implementation of international cooperation policies and plays a central role in expanding and bolstering bilateral and multilateral relations.

The exhibition is expected to host more than 200 participating countries. It will contribute to strengthening cultural understanding and nurturing cultural dialogue between nations, while changing the prevailing perceptions on the region.

Saed Mohammed Al Mheiri hoped the Dubai Expo 2020 will position the UAE as a cradle of emerging technology, an incubator for SMEs and entrepreneurs in the region.

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