Entries by Diplomat Editor

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Abu Dhabi Crown Prince receives Ugandan PM

(Abu Dhabi) – His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda of Uganda, who is currently visiting the country to attend Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. During the meeting, held at the Beach Palace, Sheikh Mohamed bin […]

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Abdullah bin Zayed receives President of Kiribati

(Abu Dhabi) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received the President of Kiribati, Taneti Mamau. During the meeting, held on the sidelines of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), they discussed bilateral relations between the UAE and the Republic of Kiribati and ways to enhance the […]

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Sharjah Ruler awards oil & gas exploration concession to Italy’s Eni

(Sharjah) – H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, received Claudio Descalzi, CEO of Eni, Italy’s largest energy company, during which a long-term agreement in oil and gas exploration was signed. The agreement awards Eni three long-term concessions to explore and develop onshore oil and gas fields […]

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FNC, European Parliament discuss cooperation between UAE, EU

(Brussels) – Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council, FNC, who is heading the FNC’s delegation during its visit to the European Parliament, met with Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission, to discuss the current cooperation […]

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Breakbulk Middle East 2019 held

(Dubai) – Breakbulk Middle East, BBME, a yearly conference of top industry leaders and experts from around the world, will be reiterating its goal of enhancing economic collaboration between the UAE and Saudi Arabia. The event, held under the patronage of Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and the Chairman of Federal […]

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Arab Information Ministers Council adopts Emirati proposal for ‘Tolerance’

(Riyadh) – The Executive Office of Arab Information Ministers Council has adopted the Emirati proposal for “Tolerance” to be the Council’s intellectual theme in 2019, under the title “Arab Media’s Role in Promoting Tolerance”. The Council made the decision during its 10th ordinary session in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, today. The UAE was represented by Mansour […]

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Macron, Merkel to sign new Franco-German treaty

(Paris) – French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will sign a new treaty on January 22 to further strengthen Franco-German cooperation in the run-up to next year´s EU elections, Macron´s office said. The two leaders, both of whom have been weakened domestically, will meet in the French border town of Aix-la-Chapelle to […]

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Amazon is now the world’s most valuable private company

(New York) – Amazon for the first time closed out Monday’s trading session as the world’s biggest publicly-traded company, overtaking Microsoft and other fellow tech behemoths. The online sales goliath assumed the top spot after notching a 3.4 percent gain to finish with a market capitalization of $796.8 billion, about $13.2 billion more than Microsoft. […]

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ADNOC named among top 10 oil & gas firms worldwide

(Abu Dhabi) – The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is among the top 10 most influential companies and organisations in the energy sector, a new ranking from research and intelligence firm GlobalData found. The only Middle Eastern company featured on the GlobalData’s list, ADNOC was ranked sixth, and third among big oil firms, after […]

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UAE, Burundi sign visa waiver MoU

(Dubai) – Zaki Nusseibeh, Minister of State, discussed ways of propelling cooperation between UAE and Burundi. This came as the minister received Ezéchiel Nibigira, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Burundi, in Dubai where a visa waiver Memorandum of Understanding was signed in the presence of Khalid Al Mana’i, Executive Director at […]

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Mohamed bin Zayed meets Pakistan’s PM

(Islamabad) – His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, held talks with Prime Minister Imran Khan, focusing on strengthening the relations between the UAE and Pakistan, in addition to the current regional and international developments. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed affirmed […]