UAE announces cooperation alliance with KSA


Abu Dhabi — The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said Tuesday it was forming a new military and economic committee with Saudi Arabia.

The committee “will co-ordinate between the two countries in all military, political, economic, trade and cultural fields,” according to a decree issued by UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan.

The Emirati Foreign Ministry said the new “committee is assigned to cooperate and coordinate between the UAE and Saudi Arabia in all military, political, economic, trade and cultural fields, as well as others, in the interest of the two countries.”

The committee will be headed by Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Muhammad Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan while the deputy chief will be Mansour Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Minister of Presidential Affairs.

According to the decision’s second article, the committee’s chief assigns the members who will represent the federal and local governmental sectors.

The decision will go into effect from the date of issuance and will be published in the official gazette. — Agencies