ABU DHABI, 5th October, 2016 (WAM) — The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Republic of Niger signed on Wednesday an agreement on consular services, with the aim of consolidating co-operation in all consular services and related affairs in both countries.

The agreement calls for setting up a joint consular committee to provide consular services to citizens of the two countries and settle difficulties they face as stated in the agreement.

Mohammed Mir Abdullah Al Raisi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) and Ibrahim Yacoubou, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and African Integration of Niger, signed the agreement at the MoFAIC.

It is effective from the date of signing.

Commenting on the agreement, Al Raisi stressed the importance of co-operation in the area of consular services given its pivotal role in strengthening bilateral relations.

Both parties praised the depth of relations between the UAE and Niger, expressing their interest in boosting relations to serve mutual interests in all fields, especially the consular services.