Beijin: Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (back L) and Xi Jinping, President of China (back R), witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) ceremony, during a state visit reception, at the Great Hall of the People. Seen signing on behalf of the UAE Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan (front L) and Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi (front 3rd L). Image Credit: Hamad Al Kaabi / UAE Presidential Court

Beijing: UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, witnessed on Thursday ceremony to announce, exchange, and sign several agreements and memoranda of understanding (MoUs) between the UAE and the People’s Republic of China, across a range of cooperation areas.

The ceremony took place as part of Sheikh Mohamed’s two-day state visit to China starting on May 30.

From the UAE side, the agreements and MoUs were announced, exchanged, and signed by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure; Dr Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology; Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade; Sheikh Abdulla bin Mohammed bin Butti Al Hamed, Chairman of the National Media Office; and Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Ambassador of the UAE to the People’s Republic of China, while concerned officials from the Chinese side signed the agreements.

The agreements and MoUs

MoU on joint formulation of the cooperation plan on the Belt and Road Initiative

MoU on establishing the China-UAE high level Investment Cooperation Committee

MoU on cooperation between the UAE Media Council and the National Radio and Television Administration of China

MoU between the UAE National Media Office and the China Media Group

China-UAE Iinter-governmental Cooperation Agreement on the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

MoU on the recognition of seafarers’ certificates of competence

Cooperation agreement in the field of science and technology

MoU on cooperation in the field of industries and technologies

MoU for intellectual property cooperation

MoU on cooperation in the tourism sector

MoU on establishing the Investment and Economic Cooperation working group

MoU promoting investment cooperation in green development

MoU between the UAE Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence and the National Ethnic Affairs Commission in China

Protocol between the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment of the UAE and the General Administration of Customs in China on Quarantine and Hygiene Requirements for Edible Aquatic Animals to be Exported from the UAE to China

MoU on health cooperation

MoU between the UAE Ministry of Culture and Youth and China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism on Cooperation in the Cultural Sector

MoU on Higher Education

MoU on joint Chinese Language Education

MoU on statistical cooperation between the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Centre of the UAE and the National Bureau of Statistic of China.