Abdullah bin Zayed meets WHO chief
ABU DHABI-- H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Director General of the World Health Organization WHO, on the sidelines of the ongoing sixth World Government Summit in Dubai.
Sheikh Abdullah and Dr. Tedros Adhanom discussed cooperation relations between the UAE and WHO within the context of the UAE leadership's commitment to supporting the health sector and coordinating with international efforts to help poor countries and contributing to efforts aimed at easing suffering of peoples in areas hit by crises and disasters.
They stressed the importance of supporting global initiatives and scaling up international cooperation to address health risks facing underprivileged communities in the region and beyond.
The meeting also touched on efforts being made by the UAE to support humanitarian and developmental programmes WHO is implementing in a number of countries and its campaigns to control and eliminate diseases
Abdullah bin Zayed meets Secretary-General of the OECD
DUBAI-- H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has met with the Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD, Angel Gurria, on the sidelines of the World Government Summit in Dubai.
Sheikh Abdullah and Gurria discussed co-operation between the UAE and OECD in various economic and development fields and strengthening bilateral relations in the economic sectors in the best interest of the two sides.
Sheikh Abdullah praised the role of the OECD to enhance and accelerate the economic development in the developing countries and other countries with economies in transition and to promote international economic co-operation.
Sheikh Abdullah said that the UAE occupies a distinguished economic position in the Arab and international arenas, as the country has reached advanced stages in the international development indicators, bringing it to the forefront of modern countries on the road to progress and prosperity.
The Secretary-General hailed the economic development witnessed by the UAE, its strong national economy and national agenda in the economic and development fields as well as the successes achieved under its wise leadership and government.
He also said that he looks forward to increasing co-operation with the UAE and to find more joint projects in various fields while highlighting the desire of the two sides to boost ties.
Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, attended the meeting.