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Today in History: March 11, 2003 — UAE, Oman reaffirm need to bolster economic ties

March 11, 2003 — UAE, Oman reaffirm need to bolster economic ties

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Shaikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Oman's Ali Bin Hamoud Ali Al Bousaeedi signing an agreement in Abu Dhabi. - Gulf News Archives
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March 11

1784 Britain signs peace treaty with Tipu Sultan of Mysore.

1861 The Constitution of the Confederate States of America is adopted.

1867 Verdi’s opera Don Carlos was performed for the first time, in Paris, France.

1913 Britain and Germany agree on frontier between Nigeria and Cameroon.

1917 British forces capture Baghdad during First World War.

1938 Artur Seyss-Inquart becomes Chancellor of Austria.

1963 Somalia drops diplomatic relations with Great Britain.

1966 Two hotels catch fires at a ski resort in Numata, Japan, killing 31 people.

1977 Brazil cancels 25-year-old military assistance pact with the US.

1985 Turkey and Qatar sign an economic and technical cooperation accord.

1990 Lithuanian Parliament declares independence from Soviet Union.

1993 North Korea withdraws from Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

1994 Eduardo Frei becomes president of Chile.

1995 US and China sign accord to protect copyrights.

1997 Armed unrest spreads for the first time to northern Albania, and outgunned soldiers pull back toward the capital.

1999 Infosys becomes the first Indian company to be listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange.

2000 A gas explosion rips through a coal mine in eastern Ukraine, killing 81 workers.

2002 Stampede at a girls’ school in Saudi Arabia after a fire leaves 15 dead and more than 50 injured.

2003 The world’s first permanent war crimes court swore in its first 18 judges in The Hague, Netherlands.

2004 Ten bombs rip through trains in Madrid, killing at least 190.

2006 Former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic is found dead in his prison cell.

2007 President Jacques Chirac bows out of French politics after four-decade career including 12 years as head of state.

2008 Three people are killed and 350 injured in a 60-vehicle pile-up on Shaikh Zayed Road near Ghantoot, Abu Dhabi.

2011 A massive earthquake with a magnitude of 8.9 kills hundreds in Sendai, Japan.

2013 Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa is appointed as First Deputy Prime Minister.

2014 Libya’s parliament votes Prime Minister Ali Zeidan out of office.

2016 Arab League labels Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation.

2017 At least 46 people die in a giant garbage dump landslide in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.



UAE, Oman reaffirm need to bolster economic ties

The UAE and Oman reaffirmed the need to bolster economic cooperation in a manner that would be more responsive to the aspirations of the people of the two countries. This came in a joint communique issued at the end of the two-day meeting which concluded in Abu Dhabi. The UAE delegation was led by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, while the Omani side was headed by Ali Bin Hamoud Al Bu Saeedi, Minister of the Sultanate Royal Court. The two sides expressed satisfaction over the performance of the UAE-Omani Company which recorded a net profit of 2.2 Omani Riyals last year. They also signed an agreement on terms for a Dh238 million loan to be provided by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development to finance a road project in Oman. On bilateral cooperation in water and electricity sector, an agreement allows the two sides to share energy resources is being finalised. They further agreed to cooperate in the area of civil defence in case of emergencies.