Following the success of the first Robot Pharmacy in Dubai, health authorities unveiled plans to implement further robotics in hospitals across the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The UAE’s space agency signed a memorandum of understanding with universities across the UAE, to collaborate on research projects. In an effort to increase trade and tourism with Russia, the UAE is offering all Russian visitors visas on arrival to the country. During his visit to the UAE, Costa Rican president announced that Costa Rica will establish an embassy in the UAE to boost relations between the two countries. India and the UAE increased its partnership status to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. The UAE announced its plans to invest in green energy to reduce carbon emissions. The Emirates Nuclear Energy Cooperation announced that the first nuclear energy complex in the UAE is 75 per cent complete. UAE supported Arab coalition forces in Yemen, to shoot down an Iranian military drone. The UAE and Britain launched a joint military exercise dubbed Sea Dagger 2017. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced that 2017 will be the year of abundance and generous giving for the UAE and its citizens. A Bahraini investment firm has purchased a significant stake in the UAE’s water and utilities company.