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UAE, Portugal sign economic cooperation agreement

WAM Abu Dhabi, Nov 17th, 2012 (WAM) – Foreign Minister HH Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Portuguese Foreign Minister Paulo Portas signed on Saturday in Abu Dhabi an agreement for economic cooperation between UAE and Portugal.

They also signed a memorandum of understanding for bilateral cooperationin the field of health.

The agreement aims to organise and develop cooperation between the two countries in various economic fields and promote cooperation in the sectors of trade and industry, agriculture, transport, information, communication technology, tourism and small and medium-scale enterprises.

The Memorandum of Understanding calls to develop bilateral cooperation in the field of health with focus on management aspects of health care, public health, medical specialties, allied health, health research and exchange of experiences among health workers.

During the meeting and signing ceremony, which were held on the fringes of the 3rd Sir Bani Yas Forum, they also discussed bilateral ties between UAE and Portugal and explored ways for bolstering them.

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