French Military Base Signals Closer Co-operation

July 2009
Middle East Monitor: The Gulf;Jul2009, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p4
Country Report
The article focuses on the establishment of a new French Army base in Abu Dhabi opened by President Nicholas Sarkozy on May 26, 2009. It notes that the base exemplifies the growing relationship between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and France. It mentions the deal's advantages in the side of UAE including the additional security from the French base. In addition, it states that France is ready to carry the responsibility to ensure stability in the region.


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