UAE FM, German counterpart discuss strategic ties

The UAE foreign minister also affirmed the UAE’s keenness, with the support of its wise leadership, to develop prospects for joint cooperation in various sectors…reports Asian Lite News

UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his German counterpart Annalena Baerbock have discussed the strategic relations between the two countries and joint cooperation in all fields.

The two sides also reviewed several issues of common interest, including economic integration and cooperation in the energy and renewable energy fields.

Sheikh Abdullah highlighted the well-established strategic relations between the UAE and Germany and the continuous coordination between the two countries.

The UAE foreign minister also affirmed the UAE’s keenness, with the support of its wise leadership, to develop prospects for joint cooperation in various sectors to achieve the mutual interests of the two friendly countries and their peoples.

For her part, the German Foreign Minister praised the Emirati-German strategic ties and both countries’ eagerness to foster them in all domains.

Meanwhile, Abdulla Mohamed Alblooki, Acting Assistant Under-Secretary for Protocol Affairs at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received a copy of the credentials of Alexander Schonfelder, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the UAE.

Alblooki wished the new Ambassador success in the performance of his duties and in enhancing bilateral relations and cooperation between the UAE and his country.

The newly appointed Ambassador expressed his pleasure at representing his country in the United Arab Emirates, which enjoys a prestigious regional and international position under the visionary policy of President  Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.


Ammonia shipment to Germany

Last week, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced that its first shipment of low-carbon ammonia has left the UAE bound for Hamburg, Germany. This was the first ever cargo of low-carbon ammonia to be shipped to Germany.

The demonstration cargo was to be delivered to Aurubis, a leading global provider of non-ferrous metals and one of the largest copper recyclers worldwide, that has its headquarters in Hamburg. On arrival in Germany, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), one of Europe’s leading logistics companies will handle the cargo.

Produced by Fertiglobe, a partnership between ADNOC and OCI, at its Fertil plant in Abu Dhabi’s Ruwais industrial complex, the demonstration cargo is the first of several test cargoes sold to customers in Germany as ADNOC expands its strategic energy partnership across the hydrogen value chain.

The cargo follows a number of similar low-carbon ammonia sales that have been made to customers in Asia. Aurubis plans to utilise the low-carbon ammonia as a feedstock in its wire rod plant, testing its application as an additional, lower-carbon energy source for industrial utilisation. The hydrogen it contains has the potential to be a low-carbon energy alternative for the energy-intensive processes in multi-metal production.

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