Abu Dhabi: The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has convened the first UAE-Canada Joint Committee meeting at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi. It was co-chaired by Ms. Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, and Ms. Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada.
In the meeting, both the UAE and Canada discussed their bilateral relations and emphasized the significance of the first Joint Committee meeting in promoting increased cooperation to achieve common goals and interests.
Ms. Joly commended the organization of the initial Joint Committee meeting and emphasized the mutual eagerness of both sides to further improve bilateral relations on all fronts.
“The Canada-UAE Joint Committee meeting comes at a critical time in our relationship. From working on initiatives and engaging on issues related to sustainable peace in the Middle East, to climate change and strengthening our trade ties, Canada looks forward to continue collaborating and deepening its multifaceted cooperation with the UAE,” Ms. Joly quoted.
The Joint Committee meeting was attended by senior officials representing UAE and Canadian Ministries and entities. Bilateral discussions were centered on cooperation across a multitude of fields, including defense and security, climate change, food security, trade and investment, innovation, and education.
At the end of the meeting, the co-chairs signed a joint statement and agreed to host the second round of the Joint Committee in Canada.