Entries by Diplomat Editor

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World Government Summit held in Dubai

(Dubai) – The seventh session of the World Government Summit concluded in Dubai with the participation of more than 4,000 people from 140 countries, including heads of state, ministers and officials who gathered to redefine the future of governments and unite efforts to shape the future of the world. The summit included 600 speakers ranging […]

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Mohammed bin Rashid attends the launch of Dubai Airports’ new brand

(Dubai) – Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended the launch of the new brand for Dubai International (DXB) that signifies Dubai Airports’ transition from airport operator to a consumer-led company committed to making the world’s busiest international airport, the world’s […]

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Sheikha Rana Al Khalifa leads delegation to Germany

(Germany) – Dr. Sheikha Rana Bint Isa Bin Daij Al Khalifa, Undersecretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs led a government of Bahrain delegation that visited the Federal republic of Germany between 5-7 February 2019 and held detailed talks with German officials as part of the National Committee’s keenness to strengthen international cooperation and exchange of […]

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Mohammed bin Rashid, Mohamed bin Zayed meet Pope

(Abu Dhabi) – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, have discussed with His Holiness Pope Francis the friendly relations between the UAE […]

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Khalifa Fund signs US$25 million agreement to support Nigerien SMEs

(Abu Dhabi) – Hussain Jasim Al Nowais, Chairman of Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, and Saadou Sidou, Nigerien Minister of Trade and Private Sector Development, have signed a US$25 million (AED92 million) agreement aimed at providing support for micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, SMEs, in Niger, where the amount will be distributed in equal instalments. […]

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World Government Summit convenes 4,000 high-level officials

(Dubai) – Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the seventh World Government Summit (WGS 2019) will start on February 10. More than 4,000 high-level officials from 140 countries, heads of state and government, 30 international organisations and entrepreneurs will come together […]

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Last 4 years hottest on record, UN confirms

(Paris) – The last four years were the hottest since global temperature records began, the UN confirmed in an analysis that it said was a “clear sign of continuing long-term climate change.” The UN´s World Meterological Organization said in November that 2018 was set to be the fourth warmest year in recorded history, stressing the […]

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Britain and EU agree to hold further Brexit talks

(Brussels) – European Union leader Jean-Claude Juncker and Prime Minister Theresa May agreed to hold further talks on Britain´s withdrawal from the bloc, after what they described as a “robust” meeting. EU negotiator Michel Barnier will meet Britain´s Brexit Minister Stephen Barclay on Monday in Strasbourg and May and Juncker themselves will get back together […]