Harlem Désir, Minister of State for European Affairs, met today with Amal Al Qubaisi, President of the Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates.
Harlem Désir and Dr. Al Qubaisi discussed relations between our two countries, notably with a view toward preparing for the international conference on the preservation of heritage in danger in Abu Dhabi from December 2 to 3.
They also discussed the recent rule of law reforms in the United Arab Emirates, as well as the situation of women in the Middle East.
Dr. Al Qubaisi previously worked for UNESCO on the conservation of cultural heritage. She notably compiled comprehensive information on several historic sites in the UAE with a view toward granting them international legal protection.