During the visit of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy to the United Arab Emirates, a number of important bilateral documents aimed at developing relations between the two countries were signed.
The documents were signed following the meeting of Ukrainian and UAE delegations in Abu Dhabi chaired by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
In particular, a Protocol was signed between the Governments of Ukraine and the UAE amending the Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the UAE on the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and on capital.
The implementation of this document will reduce the fiscal burden on businesses, promote business activity and intensify economic activity.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the UAE have signed an Agreement on cooperation in combating crime and terrorism, which will have a significant impact on improving bilateral partnership in security and counter-terrorism activity, as well as regulate specific issues of such partnership.
A Memorandum of Understanding was also signed between the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the UAE on mutual recognition and exchange of national driver's licenses. From now on, the holder of a driver's license issued by the competent authority of one of the countries will have the right to drive a vehicle of the category specified in the driver's license in the territory of another country for a period determined by its national legislation. The conclusion of this Memorandum will have a positive impact on the development of the tourism industry, economic and business activity, as well as promote the development of people-to-people contacts and increase bilateral passenger traffic.
A Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine and the Office of the UAE Minister of State for Food and Water Security is designed to encourage foreign investment in agriculture and promote trade in agri-food products. The conclusion of this document will have a positive impact on cooperation between Ukraine and the UAE in the field of food security and on increasing bilateral trade.
A Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of tourism development was also signed between the State Agency for Tourism Development of Ukraine and the UAE Ministry of Economy, which aims to intensify cooperation in the tourism sector and increase bilateral passenger traffic.
A Memorandum of Understanding in the field of land management between the State Service of Ukraine for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre and the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment of the UAE provides for the exchange of experience in the use and protection of agricultural land, preservation, reproduction and improvement of soil fertility, introduction and improvement of electronic services in land management, monitoring of the ecological condition of lands and soils due to the impact of climate change and negative processes.