Entries by Diplomat Editor

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UAE-Russia Cooperation Team meeting held

(Abu Dhabi) – Abu Dhabi hosted the first meeting of the “UAE-Russian Industrial, Technological and Scientific Cooperation Team,” which was headed by Dr. Matar Hamed Al Neyadi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Industry, and George Kalamanov, Russian Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, with the attendance of Alexander Efimov, Ambassador of Russia to […]

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DP World joins World Ocean Council

(Dubai) – DP World has become the first company in its sector to join the World Ocean Council, WOC, as part of its leadership journey to actively engage in the protection of the world’s oceans. By becoming a member of the growing international multi-industry alliance on “Corporate Ocean Responsibility”, DP World will commence, enhance and […]

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Mohamed bin Zayed receives national departments’ delegation

(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 at Al Bateen Palace, the delegations of the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs, the UAE’s telecommunications, space and astronomy delegations represented by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, UAE Space […]

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Dubai leads regional, global rankings in IMD Competitiveness Report

(Dubai) – Dubai has ranked first in the Arab world in terms of government budget (as percentage of GDP), while globally the emirate ranked seventh in government efficiency and third in public finance, according to the Competitiveness Report 2018 issued by the International Competitiveness Centre of the International Institute for Management Development, IMD, based in […]

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Sisi sworn in for a second term

(Cairo) – The Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, has been sworn in for a second term. “Egypt can fit us all with all our differences. Accepting others and creating common ground will be important for us in order to create political development,” he told MPs who had gathered to witness his oath of office, following […]

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Mohamed bin Zayed, Putin review bilateral relations

(Moscow) – His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin discussed the cooperation and friendship ties between the two countries along with an array of regional and international issues of common interest. […]

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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 […]