Entries by Diplomat Editor

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Alibaba founder Jack Ma to step down in 2019

(Shanghai) – Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma announced he would step down as leader of the pioneering Chinese e-commerce giant in one year, but insisted that a planned leadership transition would not break the company’s stride. Ma will stay on as executive chairman until September 10, 2019 before handing over his role to chief executive officer […]

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US Defense Secretary meets President Ghani

(Kabul) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during an unannounced visit to Kabul to discuss prospects for peace talks with the Taliban and the country’s deteriorating security situation ahead of upcoming elections. Mattis was accompanied by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine General Joseph Dunford, who earlier in […]

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Mohamed bin Zayed, French Minister for Foreign Affairs explore cooperation prospects

(Abu Dhabi) – His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, have explored ways of consolidating ties of friendship and strategic cooperation across cultural, educational and political domains. The Crown […]

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UAE FM, British investors discuss cooperation

(London) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has met with a delegation of British investors, as part of his official visit to Britain. The meeting tackled the growing historical relations between the UAE and Britain and ways to further enhance them and develop aspects of joint […]

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Crown Prince of Fujairah received by PM of Kyrgyzstan

(Bishkek) – Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan, Mukhammedkaliy Abylgaziyev, received in the city of Issyk-Kul, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, who is now on a visit to Kyrgyzstan to attend the World Nomad Games. The two sides reviewed ways of advancing cooperation between the UAE and Kyrgyzstan across […]

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UAE announces first astronauts to go to space

(Dubai) – The United Arab Emirates has selected its first two astronauts to go on a mission to the International Space Station, Dubai´s ruler said. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum named the new astronauts as Hazza al-Mansouri, 34, and 37-year-old Sultan al-Neyadi. Writing on Twitter, he said the duo “raise the bar of ambitions for […]