Entries by Diplomat Editor

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GCC praises Saudi-UAE Initiative ‘IMDAD’

(Riyadh) – Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for Arab States Dr. Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al-Zayani has hailed the announcement by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates of launching ‘IMDAD’ initiative to bridge the gap of humanitarian needs in Yemen and provide an additional support of $ 500 […]

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Mohamed bin Zayed meets French PM, businessmen

(Paris) – His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, met with French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and a group of French businessmen as part of his visit to the French capital, Paris. The meeting, which took place at Matignon Palace […]

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GCC’s 44th Industrial Cooperation Committee meeting held

(Kuwait) – Dr. Matar Hamed Al Neyadi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Industry, led UAE’s delegation to the GCC’s 44th Industrial Cooperation Committee meeting held in Kuwait. They discussed issues on the agenda of the meeting including the adoption of the rules of exemption of industry inputs and decision-making mechanisms in the Ministerial […]

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Mohamed bin Zayed, French President discuss relations

(Paris) – His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has emphasised that the UAE and France are partners in the fight against extremism and terrorism, support values of tolerance, promote dialogue, interaction and coexistence among peoples, civilisations and cultures, reject […]

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Ninth annual Sir Bani Yas Forum concludes in Abu Dhabi

(Abu Dhabi) – The ninth annual Sir Bani Yas Forum, organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in collaboration with the Washington-based Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), concluded at the Qasr Al Sarab resort in the Liwa Desert of Abu Dhabi. The annual high-level retreat is the initiative of H.H. […]

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UAE, Congo sign visa waiver MoU

(Abu Dhabi) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Leonard She Okitundu, Vice-Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, on the mutual visa exemption. During the meeting, the two ministers […]

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EITC, China Mobile International sign partnership agreement

(Dubai) – Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, EITC, and China Mobile International Limited, CMI, have strengthened bilateral ties between the UAE and China following the announcement that CMI will house its Point of Presence PoP at EITC’s world-class Datamena Data Centre facilities. EITC’s Datamena services will enable CMI’s Point of Presence to access the UAE and […]

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Mohamed bin Zayed receives Chechen President

(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 Chechen President, Ramzan Kadyrov, at Qasr Al Bahr Majlis, and discussed with him an array of issues of mutual concern. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed highlighted the importance […]

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Abdullah bin Zayed receives Columbian Foreign Minister

(Abu Dhabi) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received Carlos Holmes Trujillo, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia. During the meeting, held at the Ministry in Abu Dhabi, they discussed cooperation and bilateral relations between the UAE and Columbia and ways to enhance them. They also […]

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British foreign minister visits Iran

(London) – British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt was to visit Iran for the first time for talks about the nuclear deal and freeing UK nationals held in Iranian jails. Iran has been abiding by the terms of its nuclear deal with global powers, the latest report from the UN atomic watchdog indicated last week, days […]

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Dozens of casualties as explosions hit Afghan elections

(Kabul) – Dozens of Afghans were killed or wounded in poll-related violence Saturday as the legislative election turned chaotic with hundreds of polling centres failing to open and voters queueing for hours due to technical glitches and lack of staff. Election organisers, who have been skewered over their shambolic preparations for the long-delayed ballot, extended […]

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At least 60 dead in India train disaster

(Amritsar) – A speeding train ran over revellers watching fireworks during a Hindu festival in northern India Friday, killing more than 60 people, with eyewitnesses saying they were given no warning before disaster struck. The crowd had gathered on railway tracks in the city of Amritsar in Punjab state to watch a fireworks show marking […]