Development of bilateral relations:
The history of relations between Poland and the UAE dates back to the year 1988 when Poland expressed desire to tighten bilateral relations with the UAE as the key-partner in the Middle East region. Following the opening of the Polish Trade Office in Dubai in 1988, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Abu Dhabi was opened in 1991.
The UAE opened its Embassy in Poland in May 2009, when H.E. Mr. Asim Mirza Al Rahmah presented his letter of credence to the late President of the Republic of Poland H.E. Mr. Lech Kaczyński, which constituted a very important step in strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries. Opening of the Embassy by the UAE reflected in the intensification of cooperation between the countries, mainly in the area of trade and economy.
Economy and trade relations:
Considering the total trade turnover rate, the UAE ranked the first major trade partner of Poland in the Middle East and it is hoped that Polish-Emirati trade relations will further expand.
The UAE look forward to further strengthening the cooperation with Poland in all areas, this desire was expressed during all the bilateral visits of representatives of both countries.
The most important agreements between Poland and the UAE:
31st JAN 1993: Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Poland and the Government of the United Arab Emirates for the promotion and protection of investments
31st JAN 1993: agreement between the Government of the Republic of Poland and the Government of the United Arab Emirates for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and capital
20th NOV 1994: Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Poland and the Government of the United Arab Emirates for the purpose of establishing air services between and beyond their respective territories
20th NOV 1994: Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Poland and the Government of the United Arab Emirates on co-operation in the field of information, culture and science
OCT 2009: Memorandum of understanding concerning bilateral cooperation between the UAE federation of chambers of commerce and industry and the Polish Chamber of Commerce
22nd NOV 2011: Memorandum of understanding between the anti-money laundering unit of the UAE and general inspector of financial information of the Republic of Poland concerning co-operation in the exchange of financial information related to money-laundering and terrorist financing