His Excellency Ahmed Al Sayegh, UAE Minister of State, met with HE James Cleverly, British Minister of State for Middle East and North Africa, to discuss bilateral relations between the UAE and UK.
During the meeting, both sides discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in fields of mutual interest, including sustainable finance, anti-money laundering, and investment. In this regard, His Excellency Al Sayegh noted significant efforts by the UAE to strengthen its national anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism frameworks, particularly following the establishment of the Executive Office to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing.
His Excellency also extended his appreciation over the UAE-UK partnership in this field, commending recent bilateral efforts to counter financial crime through cross-border cooperation and public-private sector coordination.
British Minister Moreover, both sides expressed their keenness to explore future partnerships to further strengthen bilateral relations in key areas. The ministers agreed to speak again in the coming period on a date to be determined.
Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs