Entries by Diplomat Editor

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11th Bali Democracy Forum held

(Bali) – The UAE has stressed that it places the prosperity, well-being and happiness of its citizens and the forefront of its priorities and policies, with a focus on applying innovative technologies that provide smart government services, a better healthcare sector, and a knowledge-centric education system. The remarks were delivered in a speech by Ahmed […]

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Dubai Cares, UAEU sign up to participate in Expo 2020 Dubai

(Dubai) – Leading global philanthropic organisation Dubai Cares and United Arab Emirates University, UAEU, will bring their educational focus and expertise to Expo 2020 Dubai, after signing official participation contracts. Dubai Cares becomes the first global organisation, and UAEU the first educational institution, to sign up to Expo 2020 Dubai. Both will be among the […]

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Abdullah bin Zayed receives Pan-African Parliament President

(Abu Dhabi) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has received Roger Nkodo Dang, President of the Pan-African Parliament. During the meeting, held in Abu Dhabi, the two sides discussed cooperation between the UAE and the African continent, particularly in the parliamentary sector. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed […]

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Emirati-Lebanese Forum discusses private sector partnership opportunities

(Abu Dhabi) – The first “Emirati-Lebanese Investment Forum” began in Abu Dhabi. The forum was jointly organised by the Ministry of Economy and the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, ADCCI, in cooperation with the Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of […]

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5th Annual Conference of Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies held

(Abu Dhabi) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, opened the 5th Annual Conference of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies in Abu Dhabi. The three-day event is being organised under the theme, “Alliance of Virtues An Opportunity for Global Peace”. Sheikh Abdullah presented the […]

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Suicide bomber kills two in Iran’s Chabahar

(Chabahar) – A suicide bomber killed at least two people and wounded many more outside police headquarters in the port city of Chabahar in restive southeastern Iran, according to a revised official toll. Chabahar lies in Sistan-Baluchistan province which has long been a flashpoint. “This terrorist act led to the martyrdom of two members of […]

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UAE leaders attend 47th National Day celebration

(Abu Dhabi) – Under the patronage of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE […]

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FANA 46th General Assembly kicks off

(Kuwait) – The 46th General Assembly of the Federation of Arab News Agencies (FANA) opened in attendance of representatives of various Arab news agencies. Kuwaiti Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri as saying at the opening speech that the world today is going through a critical phase of accelerated […]

UN Secretary-General reaffirms commitment to more inclusive world

(New York) – UN Secretary-General António Guterres has reaffirmed the commitment towards a more inclusive society on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. In a message marking the occasion, observed on 3rd December each year, Guterres said that more than one billion people in the world live with some form of disability. “In many […]

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Egypt president opens first arms exhibition

(Cairo) – Egypt´s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi inaugurated the first arms fair organised in Cairo, where hundreds of companies are exhibiting, state TV footage showed. Sisi was shown cutting the ribbon along with French Defence Minister Florence Parly to open the exhibition, held on the outskirts of Cairo. The three-day show by one of the […]

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Zurabishvili elected Georgia’s first woman president

(Tbilisi) – Georgia´s newly elected President Salome Zurabishvili hailed her victory as a step forward for women and a move closer to Europe for the ex-Soviet republic. With all votes counted, the country´s election commission said the French-born ex-diplomat, backed by the ruling Georgian Dream party, had taken 59.52 percent of the second-round vote. Her […]

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Dubai Chamber hosts Prince of Monaco to boost ties

(Dubai) – The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a meeting for a high-level Monegasque delegation headed by His Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, as part of its efforts to boost Dubai’s economic ties with the European nation. The visiting delegation, joined by prominent CEOs and business leaders representing a wide variety of […]

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UAE Central Bank, National Bank of Belarus sign MoU

(Abu Dhabi) – The Central Bank of the UAE, CBUAE, and the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus, NBRB, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish an arrangement for sharing of supervisory information and enhancing of cooperation in the area of banking supervision. The Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, was signed by Mohammed Ali […]