Entries by Diplomat Editor

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Canada exempts UAE nationals from entry visas

(Ottawa) – UAE citizens will be able to visit Canada without entry visas from 5th June 2018. The announcement came during a meeting between H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, in Ottawa. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed praised […]

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DEWA discusses cooperation with Finnish company Valmet

(Dubai) – Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority; DEWA, has received a delegation from the Finnish company, Valmet in the renewable energy sector. The delegation included Jukka Hahlantera, Commercial Counsellor of the Finnish Embassy in the UAE; Ari Kokko, Director Technology and R&D at Valmet, and Pasi Lestelin, […]

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UAE FM, Canadian Minister of Trade discuss cooperation

(Ottawa) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has met with Francois-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade of Canada at the Canadian Foreign Ministry in Ottawa. During the meeting, which was held on the sidelines of Sheikh Abdullah’s official visit to Canada, the two sides discussed bilateral […]

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St Petersburg International Economic Forum held

(Russia) – H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, has attended the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) 2018, which opened on May 24th. H.H. Sheikh Hamed attended the main session where President Vladimir Putin spoke, which was also attended by a host of executives, politicians, financial […]

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Korean leaders meet in surprise summit

(Seoul) – The leaders of North and South Korea have met in the demilitarised border area between the two countries. The meeting is only the second between South Korea’s Moon Jae-in and the North’s Kim Jong-un. It comes as the two sides continue efforts to put a historic US-North Korea summit back on track. US […]

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Minister of State for Defence meets Chinese delegation

(Abu Dhabi) – Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, met with a Chinese delegation from the State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence, SASTIND. During the meeting, Al Bowardi welcomed the SASTIND delegation and expressed his happiness with the exchange of visits between the two countries’ officials, […]

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UAE’s FANR signs MoU with China’s Nuclear Safety Administration

(Vienna) – The UAE’s Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, FANR, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China’s Nuclear Safety Administration, NNSA, on the cooperation and exchange of information in nuclear safety regulation. The MoU was signed on the margins of the 6th Review Meeting of the contracting parties to the joint convention on the Safety […]

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Sharjah Municipality discusses cooperation with Bahrain

(Sharjah) – During a visit to Bahrain, a delegation from Sharjah Municipality visited the Chipoly Wastewater Treatment Station and Hypics Treatment System Water, which is the largest of its kind in the world. During their visit to Manama, the delegation met Bahrain’s Minister of Works, Municipal Affairs and Urban Planning, Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf, who […]

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PM meets members of Dubai Int’l Communication Committee

(Dubai) – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, met with members of the Dubai International Communication Committee (DICC), which was launched in March this year by the Government of Dubai Media Office as part of a series of strategic initiatives unveiled during the Dubai […]

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North Korea destroys nuclear test site

(Seoul) – North Korea destroyed its nuclear tests site in Punggye-ri area, Yonhap News Agency, of South Korea, quoted some reporters who attended the event. The Northern Korean authorities used dynamite to dismantle the site, located north-east of the country, before a number of handpicked media people from South Korea, USA, China, Russia and the […]

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Trump cancels summit with N. Korean leader

(Washington) – US President Donald Trump will not meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month in Singapore. “I was very much looking forward to being there with you. Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have […]

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First woman CIA director sworn in

(Washington) – Veteran CIA officer Gina Haspel was sworn in as the agency´s first female director Monday, hailing the “heroines” who had gone before her and expressing hope she and her team would be “role models.” The 61-year-old Haspel, who spent her career in the Central Intelligence Agency´s clandestine service, takes over from Mike Pompeo, […]