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German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Abu Dhabi

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Abu Dhabi
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) opens the first natural gas refuelling station in the UAE together with Phillip Bayat (2nd L), executive board member of Bauer Group, and chairman of ADNOC Abdallah Nasser Al Suwaidi (2nd R). (Getty Images)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Abu Dhabi
Merkel began her four-day tour of the Gulf region in the UAE on May 24 to promote the Middle East peace process. Political talks in the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia will also be dominated by regional security issues and the nuclear standoff with Iran. (Getty Images)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Abu Dhabi
The German Chancellor poses for a picture with an Emirati woman following a meeting of the UAE-Germany Joint Economic Commission in Abu Dhabi. (AFP/Getty Images)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Abu Dhabi
Merkel (front row C-L) and Emirati Economy Minister Sultan bin Said al-Mansuri (front row C-R) pose for a picture with members of the UAE-Germany Joint Economic Commission. (AFP/Getty Images)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Abu Dhabi
Merkel called for the United Arab Emirates to exert its influence to encourage a nuclear-free Iran and held talks on Middle East peace efforts. (AFP/Getty Images)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Abu Dhabi
Merkel fuels a car at the first natural gas refuelling station. (Getty Images)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Abu Dhabi
Merkel meets with UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyanis. (Getty Images)