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2022-02-10 11:45:00

Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, delivers a speech on the Tusk Conservation Awards in London, Britain, November 22, 2021. Picture: Reuters

Kensington Palace says it was Duke of Cambridge Prince William’s first official go to to UAE.

Go to comes as Britain seeks to deepen commerce ties with rich Gulf Arab states underneath post-Brexit technique.

Oil-rich UAE has pledged to make investments 10 billion kilos in Britain, saying it desires a free commerce pact with it.


Prince William, second in line to the British throne, started on Thursday a go to to the United Arab Emirates at a time when the previous British protectorate has confronted an unprecedented although largely foiled string of missile and drone assaults.

Kensington Palace mentioned it was the Duke of Cambridge’s first official go to to the UAE. Six of its emirates ceased being British protectorates 50 years in the past after they joined in a federation. The seventh joined in 1972.

The go to, on the request of Britain’s international workplace, comes as it’s in search of to deepen commerce ties with rich Gulf Arab states as a part of its post-Brexit technique.

William will go to the Expo 2020 world truthful being hosted by Dubai and likewise promote his environmental award, The Earthshot Prize, and spotlight the United for Wildlife marketing campaign which counters the unlawful wildlife commerce.

“Excited to be arriving in Dubai to celebrate the UK at @DubaiExpo and discuss the vital issue of working together with the UAE and international partners to achieve a more sustainable world,” William wrote on Twitter.

Oil-rich UAE final 12 months pledged to make investments 10 billion kilos in Britain and has mentioned it desires a free commerce pact with it.

However as Britain seeks to interact globally after Brexit, opposition lawmakers and campaigners have criticised the federal government for prioritising enterprise over human rights issues.

Britain condemned a January 17 drone and missile strike that killed three civilians within the UAE capital Abu Dhabi and was claimed by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis, who the UAE is combating as a part of a Saudi Arabia-led army coalition.

The UAE has mentioned two different air assaults by the Houthis and a fourth claimed by one other, shadowy group have been intercepted with out casualties.

Whereas the British monarch has few sensible powers and is anticipated to be non-partisan, it provides Britain a level of “soft” energy in world, diplomatic relations.

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