View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Saturday, June 13, 2009

UAE Responding to Call to Rebuild Sri Lanka

UAE Foreign Minister, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayid Al Nahyan, has made a one day visit to Sri Lanka at the request of his counterpart, Rohitha Bogollagama.

Rebuilding SL
Discussions have taken place today (13 June 2009) about the possibility of the UAE helping to rebuild swathes of land devastated by the near four decades long ethnic war with the Tamil Tigers.

Types of Assistance
Sheikh Abdullah Al Nahyan indicated that the UAE is “also looking at opportunities in tourism, agriculture, renewable energy and areas beyond that.”

Source: Sri Lanka Seeks Post-War Aid from the Emirates, The Straits Times, 13 June 2009.

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: Two foreign ministers.