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Business in Abu Dhabi

16 March 1982
BG H6/638

Although his cabinet was sorely troubled, the Dutch prime minister Van Agt left on a business trip to Thailand in March 1982. During a stopover in Abu Dhabi, a miracle took place: the first rainfall in thirty years. Van Agt gave a portrait of himself as a present to Abu Dhabi's deputy prime minister sheik Hamdan. A few weeks later Van Agt's cabinet fell.