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Political cooperation

 

Political cooperation

In the last few years there has been considerable growth of political cooperation between Italy and the UAE, both at bilateral and multilateral level.
The frequency of visits at Ministerial level has increased significantly (see section "Meetings") with regular exchanges of views on major world events which brought out our Country as a top level political interlocutor for the UAE in foreign policy initiatives, especially in the MENA region.
Fight against terrorism, fight against piracy and regional stability are points of strong convergence between the Italian and UAE foreign policy agendas and there is a strong commitment of both Countries to pursue these goals, including through common membership in multilateral working groups as the Group of Friends of Syria, the Group of Friends of Yemen, the Global Counter Terrorism Forum and the Contact Group on Piracy, just to name a few.
The signing (20 November 2012) of a Joint Declaration on the strengthening of bilateral cooperation between Italy and the UAE has given new impetus to bilateral relations and led to more structured political relations between the two Countries.
The solidity of the political cooperation at the bilateral level is also proven by the hospitality granted by the UAE to an Italian military Task Force in the Al Minhad Air Base, near Dubai, fundamental for the Italian presence in the area.


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