Middle East

Prince William plants trees and builds a bridge on a UAE visit

Dubai: Prince William visited the United Arab Emirates, which focuses on climate, yesterday as Britain seeks to strengthen relations with wealthy Gulf countries after Brexit. After visiting Abu Dhabi’s Mangrove Park, the Duke of Cambridge, the second-ranked successor to the British throne, headed to the Dubai Expo, where the British Pavilion celebrates “National Foundation Day.”

He was expected to discuss the Earthshot Award for innovative solutions to environmental problems and the United Arab Emirates officials for a United project for wildlife. William’s first official visit to the oil-rich former British Conservation Territory strengthens relations after the United Arab Emirates promised billions of dollars to invest in British industry in September.

The two countries also have a strong defense relationship. The United Arab Emirates was hit by a series of drone and missile attacks by Yemeni rebels last month, but relations with neighboring Iran in the Gulf countries are tense. However, the prince’s visit focused primarily on environmental issues as he planted saplings in Jubail Mangrove Park with Abu Dhabi Secretary-General Sheikh Caled bin Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan. They “discussed their work on globally influential sustainability initiatives,” said the UAE’s official WAM news agency.

William tweeted. “The Mangrove Initiative focuses on sustainability and conservation of the natural environment.” These parks also play a role in the community, especially for the next generation. “He then joined the neighboring Emirate of Dubai. Head to, where we visited the world’s busiest port of Jubel Ali to learn about our efforts to combat illegal wildlife trade. “The size of the Jebel Ali port is astounding,” William tweeted.

He was expected to later arrive at the Expo site in Dubai to meet Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the United Arab Emirates’ founding in 1971, a $ 7 billion World’s Fair featuring 192 country pavilions will be held. In September, the UAE announced a five-year investment worth £ 10 billion ($ 13.8 billion, $ 11.7 billion). Euro) A UK company focused on energy transitions focused on technology, infrastructure and climate.

This was announced following a meeting in London between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Crown Prince Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed, the de facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates. The Johnson administration has promised to promote trade with other parts of the world, including the Middle East, after Britain left the European Union last year. William is touring the UAE after her 95-year-old grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in Britain, celebrated her 70th anniversary on Monday. -AFP

https://www.kuwaittimes.com/prince-william-plants-trees-builds-bridges-on-uae-visit/ Prince William plants trees and builds a bridge on a UAE visit

Back to top button