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Two important cooperation agreements were signed during the official visit by the President of the Republic, on January 15th, 2008:
a cooperation agreement regarding civilian nuclear energy.
an agreement regarding a permanent military presence in the UAE.
The latter agreement has encouraged the installation of a French military base in Abu Dhabi, whose creation was announced during this same visit. The “peace camp” was inaugurated a year later, in May 2009, during another visit by the President of the Republic. More than 400 French soldiers are present in the UAE.
Updated on 15.03.12