The French president has touched down in Abu Dhabi for a state visit
He’s become something of a celebrity since his marriage to former model Carla Bruni but this week it’s all politics for Nicholas Sarkozy as he visits the UAE.
President Sarkozy was received by a number of ministers and senior officials, led by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The UAE and France are due to sign a memorandum of understanding that provides for appointing Emirati diplomats at French missions in countries in which the UAE has no diplomatic missions.
Under the agreement, the UAE and France set up a high-level joint committee to supervise cooperation in the areas of nuclear power generation, water desalination, basic and applied research, as well as in agronomy, earth sciences, medicine and industry.