United Arab Emirates - Visit by Annick Girardin to the Blue Economy Summit (19 January 2016)

Annick Girardin, Minister of State for Development and Francophony, attended the Second Blue Economy Summit, in Abu Dhabi on 19 January, organized by the United Arab Emirates and Seychelles.

The theme of the event was "One ocean, one future".

After the success of the Paris conference and the adoption in 2015 of a Sustainable Development Goal for the oceans, seas and marine resources, it allowed work to be done on its effective implementation.

At the summit, Annick Girardin had a meeting with Mr James Michel, President of Seychelles, and Ms Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, the United Arab Emirates’ Minister of International Cooperation and Development.

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