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UAE nears Blackberry agreement

18 August 2010

Talks between the UAE and government and RIM, the manufacturer of Blackberry are progressing well, according to Yousef Al Otaiba, the UAE's ambassador to the US, Reuters has reported. "Talks are progressing well and hopefully we will be able to reach a conclusion in the near future," the ambassador told reporters after a meeting of UAE ambassadors gathered in Abu Dhabi. Asked whether the UAE could secure a deal similar to the one Saudi Arabia got from RIM, Otaiba said each country has its own requirements and regulatory frameworks. "We may not get the same deal as others," he said.

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