Jacques Chirac Street inaugurated in United Arab Emirates

Shaikh Khalid with Clause Chirac at the inauguration ceremony (WAM)

Shaikh Khalid with Clause Chirac at the inauguration ceremony (WAM)

Abu Dhabi: A major street named after the late French President Jacques Chirac has been inaugurated on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Shaikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan had ordered the naming of the street after the former French leader who is seen as a friend of the UAE.

Shaikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, inaugurated the street in the presence of the late French President’s daughter Claude Chirac.

The four-kilometre Jacques Chirac Street stretches from Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Bridge to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, a museum that symbolises the deep ties between the UAE and France and serves as a beacon of cultural exchange and understanding between the Middle East and the Western world, UAE news agency WAM reported.

The street regularly hosts a large number of visitors and tourists from the UAE and abroad, making it one of the most vibrant streets on Saadiyat Island.

“By naming this street ‘Jacques Chirac’, it is a strong tribute and a highly symbolic gesture to the statesman and his actions, as well as to his essential contribution to the bilateral relationship,” French Ambassador to the UAE Ludovic Pouille said.

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