Entries by Diplomat Editor

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Mohamed bin Zayed, Ethiopian PM attends signing of MOUs

(Addis Ababa) – The United Arab Emirates and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia signed Memorandums Of Understanding (MOUs), which are aimed at strengthening bilateral partnerships and opening new avenues for cooperation between the two countries. The MOUs signing ceremony, which took place at the Jubilee Palace in Addis Ababa, was attended by His Highness […]

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Egypt to halt imports of LNG by end of FY 2017/18

(Cairo) – Egypt plans to stop importing Liquefied Natural Gas, LNG, by the end of the 2017/18 fiscal year ending in June as it speeds up production at recently discovered gas fields, Reuters quoted Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla as saying. Egypt said previously that it would halt imports by the start of 2019. Molla […]

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Empower receives four awards at IDEA conference in Canada

(Vancouver) – Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation, Empower, the world’s largest district cooling services provider, received four awards IDEA Innovation Awards for the ‘360 Solution for Metering Artificial Intelligence, AIMS 360’, IDEA Innovation Awards for the ‘Energy Transfer Solution Flow Control Optimisation Using Statistical Process Control’, Gold Award for Total Number of Buildings Committed and […]

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China offers to buy $70 bn in US goods

(Washington) – China offered to buy nearly $70 billion in American farm, manufacturing and energy products to persuade Washington to drop threatened tariffs. Top Chinese economic advisor Liu He presented the offer to the American team during the latest round of talks in Beijing last weekend, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing knowledgeable sources. Under […]

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UAE largest source of FDI in Arab region

(Abu Dhabi) – The UAE has ranked 30th in the world in terms of a nation’s ability to attract foreign direct investment in 2017, up five places from 2016. According to the UN Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD, ‘World Investment Report 2018’, FDI to the UAE rose by eight percent to US$10.4 billion in […]

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Saudi Arabia, Sudan explore regional developments

(Makkah) – Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, and Omar al-Bashir, President of Sudan, have explored paths to further promote bilateral relations and cement friendship ties between the two countries. In a meeting, the two sides expressed their keenness to continue fostering cooperation to ensure […]

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Arab Coalition Launches Operations in Hodeidah

(Yemen) – In response to the request of the legitimate Yemeni government and in support of the Yemeni Armed Forces, the Arab Coalition has launched a military and humanitarian operation to liberate the port of Hodeidah in western Yemen. The operation aims to ensure unobstructed humanitarian relief to the Yemeni people through liberating the port […]

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Pope Francis receives Abdullah bin Zayed at Vatican

(Vatican) – Pope Francis has commended the efforts made by the UAE to promote tolerance and strengthen inter-faith dialogue and peaceful co-existence between world peoples. Pope Francis made the remarks at his meeting at the Vatican with H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, who is currently on […]

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Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council brings ties to new heights

(Riyadh) – The Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council will bring the friendly ties between the two nations to new heights, especially their cooperation in all military, political, economic, trade and cultural fields, as well as in other areas. In May 2016, both countries set up the council to consolidate the fraternal relations and to intensify bilateral cooperation […]

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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 […]