Entries by Diplomat Editor

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IISS Shangri-La Dialogue held in Singapore

(Singapore) – Asia’s key defense forum opened in Singapore, with North Korea’s nuclear issue high on the agenda, at a time when regional security faces a potential turning point. The annual Shangri-La Dialogue comes amid cautious optimism about a historic breakthrough in efforts to denuclearize North Korea and formally end the 1950-53 Korean War with […]

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Abdullah bin Zayed meets French counterpart

(Paris) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has met with Jean-Yves Le Drian, Foreign Minister of France, in Paris, as part of his official visit to France. The two ministers discussed the friendship and cooperation between the UAE and France and the means of enhancing them […]

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Saif bin Zayed meets Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister

(Abu Dhabi) – H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, has met with Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister of Yemen Ahmed Al Maisari, to discuss ways of advancing security cooperation ties between the two countries. Attending the meeting were Ambassador of Yemen to the […]

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Visa waiver for travel between UAE, Brazil

(Abu Dhabi) – The UAE and Brazil have signed a visa exemption agreement whereby citizens of both countries will be allowed visa-free entry. “Holders of all types of UAE passports may travel, effective June 2nd, 2018, to Brazil without prior visa arrangements and stay for a maximum of 90 days each year,” said Ambassador Ahmed […]

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Google launches solar power service in UK

Google is offering a new service, which it says could help British homeowners save money by switching to solar power. The tech giant has released an online tool called Project Sunroof, in partnership with energy supplier Eon, that estimates savings using data from Google’s Earth and Maps apps. It first launched in the US in […]

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Abdullah bin Zayed meets Canadian Minister of Innovation

(Ottawa) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has met with Navdeep Bains, Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. During the meeting, which was held as part of Sheikh Abdullah’s visit to Canada, the two sides discussed UAE-Canada relations and means of boosting them across […]

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Abdullah bin Zayed meets Canadian Foreign Minister

(Ottawa) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has met with Chrystia Freeland, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, in Ottawa, Canada. During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral relations between the UAE and Canada and ways of enhancing and developing them in all domains. They also […]

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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 […]