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UAE, France launch new cultural initiative to boost ties


Dubai, Feb 11 (IANS/WAM) The (UAE) and announced on Saturday the launch of a new cultural initiative to strengthen the long-standing and fruitful relationship between the two countries.

The new initiative, UAE-Cultural Dialogue 2018, was co-inaugurated at the museum by Noura Bint Mohammed Al-Kaabi, the UAE and Knowledge Development, and Visiting French

Philippe took a tour of the museum in the capital city, which was opened to the public in November 2017 after decade-long planning and construction.

The government of oil-rich Abu Dhabi, home to seven percent of the world's known "black gold" reserves, borrowed the name "Louvre" for 30 years and six months under a one-billion euro contract ($1.16 billion) as part of an inter-governmental agreement between the UAE and in 2007.

The French also talked about expanding mutual cultural collaborations in line with the UAE's "Year of Zayed" in 2018, which was named after the country's Sheikh

The UAE-France Cultural Dialogue 2018 will see significant events in the two countries, including the and Sharjah's Light Festivals, My French Film Festival and Francofilm festival.



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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 06:18 IST