Entries by Diplomat Editor

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Abdullah bin Zayed receives South African Minister of International Relations

(Abu Dhabi) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa. During the meeting, which was held at the ministry’s general office in Abu Dhabi, both sides discussed their bilateral relations and ways of enhancing their cooperation. […]

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Abdullah bin Zayed receives Foreign Minister of Maldives

(Abu Dhabi) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives. During the meeting, which was held at the Ministry’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi, both sides discussed bilateral relations and overall cooperation. Sheikh Abdullah welcomed Shahid’s visit, stressing the […]

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Milestone UNIDO General Conference adopts historic Abu Dhabi Declaration

(Abu Dhabi) – The 18th Session of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, UNIDO, General Conference in Abu Dhabi has drawn to a close after five days of progress, developments and renewed determination towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Held at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 3rd to […]

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Abdullah bin Zayed holds reception for IORA ministers

(Abu Dhabi) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, held a reception and special dinner to honour ministers and heads of delegations participating in the meetings of the Indian Ocean Rim Association, IORA. Sheikh Abdullah welcomed the meeting’s participants and highlighted the association’s key role in achieving […]

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Cyprus signs $9 billion gas deal with energy majors

(Nicosia) – Cyprus announced it had signed its first natural gas exploitation deal worth $9.3 billion with a consortium comprised of industry giant Shell, US-based Noble and Israel´s Delek. “Noble Energy, Shell and Delek now have in their hands the first exploitation license granted by the Republic of Cyprus so they can commercialise the deposit,” […]

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UAE-Ethiopia Consultative Political Committee holds first meeting

(Abu Dhabi) – The first session of the Consultative Political Committee between the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs kicked off in Abu Dhabi. Khalifa Shaheen Al Marar, UAE Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Political Affairs and State Minister of African and […]

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Khalifa bin Zayed re-elected President of UAE

(Abu Dhabi) – The UAE’s Supreme Council of the Union has re-elected His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan as its President for a fourth five-year term, in accordance with the provisions of the UAE Constitution. The Supreme Council of the Union expressed its deep confidence in the wise leadership of President His Highness […]

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UAE, Kuwait explore greater consular cooperation

(Abu Dhbai) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation hosted the third meeting of the UAE-Kuwait Consular Committee in Abu Dhabi. Co-chaired by Dr. Khalid Al Mazrouei, Assistant Under-Secretary for Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Sami Abdulaziz Alhamad, Assistant Foreign Minister of Kuwait for Consular Affairs, the meeting […]

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Etihad Airways, Tourism Malaysia partner to promote travel to Malaysia

(London) – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, announced a partnership with Tourism Malaysia to attract visitors from Europe and the Middle East to Malaysia, via the airline’s Abu Dhabi hub. The agreement was signed at the World Travel Market in London, attended by representatives from both organisations and trade partners. […]

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Mohammed bin Rashid receives Belarusian President

(Dubai) – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, received at his palace in Zabeel, Aleksandr Lukashenko, President of Belarus. While welcoming the visiting President, Sheikh Mohammed highlighted the importance of further developing ties of cooperation between the UAE and Belarus, especially in the investment sector. […]

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Minister of Tolerance receives Sri Lanka’s FM

(Abu Dhabi) – Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, received Tilak Marapana, Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Assignments, and his delegation. During the meeting, which was held at Sheikh Nahyan’s palace, the two sides discussed bilateral relations and ways of enhancing them for the benefit of their countries and […]