Entries by Diplomat Editor

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General Directorate of Residency in Dubai, Samsung sign MoU

(Dubai) – The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, GDRFA-Dubai, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with Samsung International SDS for the Middle East and Africa. The MoU is aimed at collaborating in building an innovation lab within GDRFA facilities for developing and testing new solutions and concepts based upon GDRFA […]

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FM receives Uganda’s state Minister for foreign affairs

(Abu Dhabi) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received Henry Okello Oryem, Uganda’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs, at the ministry’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi. They discussed ways of furthering advancing the already growing relationship between the two countries across different fields. The meeting touched on […]

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Princes meet wedding well-wishers

(London) – Prince Harry was greeted with shouts of “good luck!” from well-wishers as he carried out a surprise walkabout in Windsor on the eve of his wedding. With his brother and best man Prince William, he spent nearly 10 minutes chatting to the crowds. Just before he went back into Windsor Castle, he was […]

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At least 8 killed in Texas school shooting

(Texas) – Between eight and 10 people have been killed in a shooting by a student at a Texas high school, say police. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told reporters the majority of the dead at Santa Fe High School were students. The suspect in custody has been identified as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, according to […]

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Mohammed bin Rashid attends Artificial Intelligence event

(Dubai) – Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended part of training programme about Artificial Intelligence (AI), which was launched by the UAE government in partnership with Oxford University. Sheikh Mohammed was briefed about the training programme by Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence Omar […]

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Abdullah bin Zayed concludes official visit to Washington

(Washington DC) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has concluded his visit to Washington, DC, where he met with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Congressional leaders. During the meetings, Sheikh Abdullah and the US officials reaffirmed the strong bilateral economic ties, joint efforts to counter […]

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Governor of DIFC, China’s VMC discuss future collaboration

(Dubai) – Essa Kazim, Governor of Dubai International Financial Centre, DIFC, and Arif Amiri, Chief Executive Officer of DIFC Authority, received a senior delegation from China, led by Qian Keming, Vice Minister of Commerce. The meeting focused on the growing importance of DIFC’s longstanding relationship with Chinese institutions, and areas of collaboration that can support […]

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Emirates, Formula 1 renew global partnership

(Melbourne) – Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, and Formula 1, the pinnacle of motorsport, announced they have renewed and expanded their partnership until the end of 2022. Emirates has been an F1 Global Partner since 2013, and the renewed agreement will see the airline enjoy an expanded branding and consumer activation presence at over […]

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Fujairah Ruler receives Vitol Group CEO

(Fujairah) – H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, received Russell Hardy, Group CEO of Vitol company, the world’s biggest oil trader. During the meeting, they discussed regional and international developments of the energy market and related business, including the new organisation of the International Maritime Organisation 2020 […]

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Dubai Tourism expands global strategic partnership with Huawei

(Shenzhen) – Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Dubai Tourism, met China’s leading mobile services provider, Huawei, in Shenzhen, to confirm a strategic collaboration between the two entities. Consequent to the landmark Memorandum of Understanding signed in January 2018 in Dubai, allowing scope for numerous ongoing collaborations and joint campaigns between the two partners, […]

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UAE, Nigeria exchange instruments of ratification on judicial agreements

(Abu Dhabi) – The UAE and the Federal Republic of Nigeria exchanged instruments of ratification on judicial agreements, signed between both countries regarding the apprehension of criminals, extraditing convicted persons, providing mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, as well as for legal and judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters. The ceremony for exchanging the […]