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Macron woos Abu Dhabi leaders to save French cultural offshoots in Emirates

United Arab Emirates' President Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed and French President Emmanuel Macron take part in a state dinner at the Grand Trianon estate near the Palace of Versailles, on 18 July, 2022.
United Arab Emirates' President Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed and French President Emmanuel Macron take part in a state dinner at the Grand Trianon estate near the Palace of Versailles, on 18 July, 2022. © Christophe Petit Tesson/Pool/AFP
Top French cultural and educational executives were among the guests at a Versailles state dinner given by the French president for Emirati leaders in a charm offensive that aimed to breathe new life into projects such as the Louvre Museum's and Sorbonne University's offshoots in the Emirates. [...] (856 words)
Issue dated 26/07/2022 Reading time 4 minutes
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