SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 28 January 2023, Saturday |

UAE and UK ministers meet to discuss bilateral relations

UAE Minister of State, Ahmed Al Sayegh, held talks with James Cleverly, the UK’s Minister for Middle East and North Africa.

The two men discussed bilateral relations between the UAE and UK, and ways to enhance cooperation in fields of mutual interest, including sustainable finance, anti-money laundering, and investment.

Mr Al Sayegh spoke about the significant efforts the UAE has made to strengthen its national anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism frameworks, particularly following the establishment of the Executive Office to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing.

He said the UAE-UK partnership in this field has helped to counter financial crime through cross-border cooperation and public-private sector coordination.

Both sides expressed their keenness to explore future partnerships to boost their ties in key areas.