UAE a ‘beacon of stability’: Andrew

ABU DHABI — The United Arab Emirates is “ a regional beacon of stability, tolerance and diversity,” according to Britain’s Prince Andrew, the Duke of York.

By (Wam)

Published: Fri 13 Jul 2007, 9:47 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:08 AM

In an article in the latest issue of Capital Letter, the quarterly magazine of the British business group in Abu Dhabi, Prince Andrew, the second son of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, adds that “the UAE as a whole is poised for momentous social growth, building on the sound legacy of Shaikh Zayed.”

The UAE, he added, is “a trusted and valued friend” of Britain, and “with our shared history, values and interests, the UAE continues to be our leading partner in the middle east.”

The Prince, who is Britain’s special representative for trade and investment and a frequent visitor to the Emirates, noted that trade between the two countries in booming.

“ The UAE is the UK’s 14th largest market for exports worldwide and the biggest in the region. Visible exports stood at over Dh25 billion in 2006. Invisible are probably as much again. I firmly believe that these figures will continue to grow, particularly given the dramatic developments currently taking place in both Abu Dhabi and more generally throughout the United Arab Emirates.”

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