Entries by Diplomat Editor

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European-UAE Human Rights Working Group holds 8th meeting

(Abu Dhabi) – The joint European-UAE Human Rights Working Group held its eighth meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Abu Dhabi. The meeting is part of an initiative launched by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and the EU High Representative for […]

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Egypt’s President receives UAE ministerial delegation

(Cairo) – President of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi received a UAE ministerial delegation which included Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future; Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation and Ohoud bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing. Dr. Hala Al-Saeed, Egypt’s […]

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UAE, French civil aviation authorities sign cooperation agreement

(Dubai) – The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the French Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) have signed for the first time a bilateral technical cooperation agreement. The agreement covers all topics related to the development of civil aviation, in particular those of safety and cyber-security. The signing took place in the presence […]

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Astana International Financial Centre opens

(Astana) – The Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) was officially inaugurated in the presence of Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The President of Kazakhstan received His Highness Sheikh Mohamed, who was accompanied by […]

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Mohamed bin Zayed receives Eritrean 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 President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea, who is currently visiting the UAE. During the meeting, which was attended by H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and […]

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UAE-Brazil Political Consultations Committee begins

(Abu Dhabi) – The first meeting of the “UAE-Brazil Political Consultations Committee” began at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Abu Dhabi. The UAE delegation was headed by Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Jarman, Assistant Minister for Human Rights and International Law at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International […]

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Mohamed bin Zayed receives Cypriot FM

(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 Bahr Palace, Nikos Christodoulides, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus. H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, […]

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Dubai FDI partners with VFS Global to ease foreign investors licensing

(Dubai) – Dubai FDI, the investment development agency of Dubai Department of Economic Development, DED, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with VFS Global, one of the leading specialists on visa processing, identity and citizen services with presence across 139 countries to facilitate administrative processing requirements of investors, including visa and other documentation services. […]

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Trump denies planning to pull out of WTO

(Washington) – US President Donald Trump denied he is planning to withdraw the United States from the World Trade Organization (WTO). “I’m not talking about pulling out,” he told reporters on Air Force One when asked about reports he was planning an exit from the the global trading body. Trump has branded the WTO a […]

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EU migration deal welcomed by UN agencies

(Geneva) – UN humanitarian agencies broadly welcomed a freshly-inked deal on migration by European Union leaders which calls for more Member States to take responsibility within their borders for those in need of protection, amid a hardening stance by some since 2015. In a joint statement, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) and the UN Refugee […]