Entries by Diplomat Editor

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Burkina Faso PM and government resign

Burkina Faso’s government and Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba stood down, according to a statement released by the country’s president. No explanation was given for the resignations, though sources told AFP President Roch Marc Christian Kabore wants to breathe new life into the leadership of the landlocked west African country, which is battling a rising […]

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Abdullah bin Zayed receives AU Commissioner

(Abu Dhabi) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has received Chairman of the African Union, AU, Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat. During the meeting, held on the sidelines of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, they discussed the UAE-African relations and ways to enhance them in the light […]

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VP receives Armenian President

(Dubai) – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, received President Armen Sarkissian of Armenia. His Highness welcomed President Sarkissian in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and highlighted the importance of the visit to further […]

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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 […]