On 12 September 2023, SCO Secretary-General Zhang Ming met with Speaker of the Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates Saqr Ghobash at the SCO Secretariat.
The Secretary-General briefed the interlocutor on the activities of the Organization, its principles and priorities, as well as the procedure for cooperation with dialogue partners.
The Speaker of the UAE Federal National Council thanked the Secretary General for the meeting, emphasized the importance of strengthening ties with the SCO and expressed interest in strengthening relations.
The sides also exchanged views on issues of regional and international agenda of mutual interest.
The Decision to grant to the United Arab Emirates the status of SCO Dialogue Partner was taken on 16 September 2022. The Memorandum on granting the United Arab Emirates the status of SCO Dialogue Partner was signed on 5 May 2023.