Entries by Diplomat Editor

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South Africa confirms participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

(Dubai) – Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, met with Paul Mashatile, Treasurer General of the African National Congress and the Envoy of the South African President. Dr. Gargash received from Mashatile a message from the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al […]

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New Zealand’s Prime Minister receives Abdullah bin Zayed

(Wellington) – Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, has received H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and his delegation, currently visiting the country. Sheikh Abdullah conveyed the greetings of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and […]

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Abdullah bin Zayed meets New Zealand Minister of Trade

(Wellington) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has met the New Zealand Minister of Trade David Parker, as part of an official visit to the country. During the meeting, the two sides discussed means to advance trade and investment ties between the two countries. Sheikh Abdullah […]

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Mohamed bin Zayed receives US Congress 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 Shati Palace the visiting Congress delegation headed by Robert W. Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. H.H. Sheikh Mohamed welcomed the delegation, while underlining the importance […]

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Pompeo calls for Gulf unity

(Riyadh) – New U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo underscored the need for unity in the Gulf during a brief visit to the Saudi capital as Washington aims to muster support among allies for new sanctions against Iran. Pompeo reassured Saudi Arabia that the United States would abandon the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, reached […]

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US approves $911m arms sale to Bahrain

(Riyadh) – The US State Department has approved a potential $911.4 million helicopter and weapons sale to Bahrain, according to the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency. According to a statement posted on the website of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) of the Department of Defense, the sale includes 12 AH-1Z attack helicopters, as well […]

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UAE Ambassador, Pakistani PM open Diabetes Centre

(Islamabad) – UAE Ambassador to Pakistan, Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al Zaabi, and Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, have opened a Diabetes Centre (TDC) which provides medical treatment for diabetic patients. The centre, the first of its kind in Islamabad, was established with the generous support of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC. During […]

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Abu Dhabi and Queensland to expand strategic partnership

(Abu Dhabi) – The Government of Abu Dhabi and the State of Queensland, Australia, signed a cooperation agreement with the ultimate objective of reinforcing the strategic partnership between them in a number of economic and developmental areas. Khalifa Bin Salem Al Mansouri, the DED’s Undersecretary, and Jackie Trad, MP for the South Brisbane Seat and […]

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Abu Dhabi CP, Austrian Chancellor discuss ties

(Abu Dhabi) – His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has discussed developing bilateral ties between the UAE and Austria with the Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz. During official talks held at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, the two sides […]

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Royal baby named Prince Louis

(London) – The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their third child Louis Arthur Charles. The couple’s second son was born at 11:01 BST on Monday at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London, weighing 8lb 7oz. A tweet from Kensington Palace said the baby would be known as His Royal Highness […]

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Leaders of two Koreas meet at historic summit

(Seoul) – Smiling and holding hands, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met at the heavily fortified demilitarised zone between the countries in the first summit for the two Koreas in over a decade. The meeting, aimed at ending their decades-long conflict and easing tensions over the North’s nuclear […]

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President Trump likely to meet Queen in UK visit

Donald Trump is likely to meet the Queen when he visits the UK this July. They will either meet at Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle. The US president is to visit the UK on Friday, 13 July, after previously cancelling a trip amid claims he would face mass protests. Downing Street called it a “working […]