Former Australian PM lauds ties with the UAE

John HowardABU DHABI-  Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard has lauded the growing relationship between Australia and the United Arab Emirates and noted that around 16,000 Australian citizens live in the UAE now.

Speaking at a seminar hosted in Abu Dhabi and arranged by the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) Mr. John Howard also said that he said the UAE’s economic resilience was evident in its quick recovery following the global financial crisis, thanks to the vision of its wise leadership.

Addressing the seminar entitled “Current Socio-Political Developments in the Middle East”, former Prime Minister of Australia also described Dae’sh terrorist group as the major challenge facing the Middle East and the world in present time. He added that countries of the world that share the same human values and principles should cooperate to address such a challenge.

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