Benin: Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of State, has attended a meeting with Mr. Patrice Talon, President of the Republic of Benin, during a visit to Cotonou and signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote technical collaboration between the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Benin.
The MoU was signed alongside Mr. Aurélien Agbénonci, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Benin.
Both countries affirmed the strong bilateral relations between them and expressed their desire to further enhance cooperation by exploring promising opportunities in various sectors, including renewable energy, hydrogen energy, agriculture, education, ports, tourism, and artificial intelligence.
During the meeting, Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan conveyed the greetings of President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, as well as their wishes for further development and prosperity for the people of Benin.
The Benin President conveyed his greetings to UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, as well as expressed his wishes for the people of the UAE to achieve further growth and prosperity.
Commenting on the MoU, Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan stated that “this agreement affirms our keenness to strengthen cooperation and partnership with African nations, and we look forward to exchanging experiences and knowledge with Benin while working together to achieve our shared goals in the interest of our peoples.”
The two parties further reiterated their mutual keenness to develop bilateral cooperation, which reflects the strength of the relationship between the UAE and African nations as well as their commitment to working side by side to achieve common interests.