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Ministers discuss UAE-Australia bilateral ties

UAE Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan Monday met Minister of Education in the Australian state of Victoria, Martin Dixon, and discussed bilateral relations between the UAE and Australia.

Dixon, who is also the chairman of the organising committee of the FIFA World Cup U-17 UAE 2013, was accompanied by Australian educational delegation including John Butler, Australian trade commissioner in the Arab region and Turkey.

Sheikh Nahyan hailed the relations between the UAE and Australia, especially in the areas of culture and investment.

Dixon said the relations between the two countries are growing steadily in the field of higher education, especially between the government of state of Victoria and the Abu Dhabi Education Council. 

Sheikh Nahyan also discussed the preparations for the FIFA World Cup U-17, which will be held in October and November.