The Director was honoured to welcome the Minister of Infrastructure Development of the United Arab Emirates, H.E. Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, to the IOPC Funds’ offices on 22 January 2019. The Director took the opportunity to discuss a number of items with the Minister, who was joined by an important delegation of senior representatives from the UAE. Mr Maura referred to the valuable and strong relationship between the Secretariat and the UAE, which had actively participated in the meetings of the governing bodies for many years. The Director encouraged the continued engagement of the State with the IOPC Funds in the future and offered the assistance and cooperation of the Secretariat to the Ministry in any relevant matters that should arise.