Scholz passed from Saudi Arabia to Abu Dhabi as part of his contacts. After meeting with the German Chancellor, Al Nahyan said, “We have an outstanding strategic partnership with Germany.”
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz went on a two-day Gulf tour.
Scholz visited Saudi Arabia, his first stop within the scope of his visits.
After completing his contacts there, Scholz moved to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The agenda in the Gulf tour is energy
At a time when Europe was experiencing a bottleneck in energy, Scholz’s visits to these two countries did not go unnoticed.
Bloomberg, “German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is looking to secure more energy supplies. He met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss future cooperation, including hydrogen imports.” he wrote.
He went to UAE after Saudi Arabia
In the same news, it was emphasized that Europe’s largest economy was struggling with the effects of the Russia-Ukraine War.
On the other hand, the German Chancellor was welcomed at Abu Dhabi International Airport by Mariam Al Mheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and Alexander Schoenfelder, German Ambassador to the UAE.
Scholz met with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE.
Al Nahyan: We have an outstanding strategic partnership with Germany
Al Nahyan made a statement after the meeting, “We have a close friendship and an outstanding strategic partnership with Germany.” said.
UAE leader, “Today, I am pleased that Chancellor Olaf Scholz is advancing these relations and fostering shared and sustainable economic growth by strengthening cooperation in priority areas such as energy security, emissions reduction and climate action.” used the phrase.
Signatures for the hydrogen strategy
The Abu Dhabi-based newspaper The National announced that the UAE has signed an agreement with some German companies to develop a hydrogen strategy.
“We continue to focus on our goal of reaching 25 percent of the hydrogen market” said Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure. “Our aim is to see the UAE become a world-leading authority on the role of hydrogen in the energy transition.” shared the goal.
Scholz: We should work with Saudi Arabia
Olaf Scholz, in his message yesterday, “We have secured the supply of coal, oil and gas by making sweeping decisions in Germany since the beginning of the year. Today we can say that we will probably overcome it.” said.
Aiming to strengthen political cooperation with regional powers, Scholz “If we want to solve the war problem in Yemen or the Iran problem, we must work with Saudi Arabia.” he added.