April 18 (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates signed with Colombia a comprehensive economic partnership agreement, President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed said on Thursday.

"This agreement paves the way for a new era of cooperation and mutual economic growth," the president said in a post on social media platform X.

The announcement came one day after the UAE signed a similar agreement with

Costa Rica


UAE's state news agency said the agreement with Colombia will help enhance bilateral trade flows by cutting tariffs, removing trade barriers and boosting investments in various sectors including energy, tourism and infrastructure.

(Reporting by Yomna Ehab and Hatem Maher; Editing by Leslie Adler)