The Emirati government announced details of the value added tax system that it intends to introduce by 2018. The European Commission was granted permission by European Union (EU) member states to arrange air traffic agreements with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Turkey, and other Asian states. Fourteen Emiratis formed the first youth parliament in Fujairah region. The President of the UAE granted the release of 1010 inmates before the start of Ramadan. The American National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) signed an agreement to cooperate with the UAE on space exploration projects. The UAE announced that its involvement in the Yemen war is almost over. The UAE’s largest utility companies announced plans to move into the solar power industry.