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The United Arab Emirates has welcomed the decision by the Kingdom of Denmark to lift the temporary suspension on flights originating from the UAE starting from Sunday, February 7, 2021. The decision by Danish authorities to require travelers from all countries to receive a negative PCR test result 24 hours prior to travel and quarantine for a period of ten days upon arrival, is in line with measures the UAE has successfully implemented since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Commenting on the announcement, Her Excellency Ambassador Fatima Khamis Salem Khalfan Almazrouei, UAE Ambassador to Denmark, remarked: “The UAE appreciates steps by Danish authorities to implement measures that strengthen broader international efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. UAE authorities have worked closely with their Danish counterparts in this regard and remain committed to exchanging information and best practices in the shared global fight against the virus.” For his part, His Excellency Franz-Michael Skjold Mellbin, Ambassador of Denmark to the UAE, stated: “I am happy that we again have direct flights going from the UAE to Denmark. Following positive contacts at the ministerial level, the UAE swiftly responded to Danish concerns while providing an excellent solution for the resumption of flights. These are challenging times for international transportation, and this is one of many examples of how governments can find pragmatic answers to difficult questions by working together.” Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Minister for European and Foreign Affairs, Evarist Bartolo, reviewed the prospects of further advancing cooperation between the two countries across various fields.

This came as the UAE top diplomat received today the Maltese minister at the Ministry’s Headquarters and discussed with him an array of issues of international and regional interest.

The two sides discussed the latest developments of the global battle against COVID-19 and the two countries’ contributions to international efforts made to ensure the delivery of the vaccine to all countries, while working to stem the fallout of the pandemic.

Sheikh Abdullah underlined the privileged friendship ties between the UAE and Malta and their keenness to consolidate them to the best interests of the their peoples.

Ahead of the meeting, Sheikh Abdullah exchanged three MoUs with the Maltese minister. The first addressed cooperation in the field of higher education and scientific research; the second on the establishment of joint committees between the two nations; while the third involved both the Emirates Diplomatic Academy and the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies at the University of Malta.

 

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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