The UAE's President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan held talks with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
The two leaders discussed opportunities to expand collaboration between their countries, including in the areas of trade, sustainability, food security, renewable energy, and economy.
They also exchanged views on a number of regional and international issues of mutual interest.
Sheikh Mohamed said that the topic of climate change was a common denominator between the two countries, with both seeking to achieve net zero by 2050, and that the UAE was looking forward to Romania's active participation at COP28 later this year.
He added the UAE's goal is to foster partnerships that help drive sustainable development and enable a better future for all, and he closed his remarks by wishing Romania and its people further prosperity.
Iohannis praised the progress and development achieved by the UAE, describing it as a role model of sustainable development in the region.
He also stressed the importance of the UAE's hosting of COP 28, noting that the event’s focus is vital to safeguarding the future of the world and mitigating the effects of climate change.
During the meeting at Qasr Al Watan, the two sides announced a number of agreements and MoUs in various fields, including energy, education and cybersecurity.
Today I met with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis to further strengthen the existing ties between our two countries & explore opportunities to develop them further. We also witnessed the signing of several agreements aimed at accelerating collaboration between the UAE & Romania. pic.twitter.com/22wQpiURkC— محمد بن زايد (@MohamedBinZayed) March 20, 2023