Entries by Diplomat Editor

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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 […]

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UAE, Mongolia discuss stronger bilateral relations

(Ulaanbaatar) – Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, led the UAE delegation during its official visit to Mongolia. During the two-day visit, ways to enhance bilateral relations between the two countries in various fields were discussed. The UAE delegation included representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, […]

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UNRWA regrets US decision to cut funds

(New York) – The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA) has expressed deep regret and disappointment at the United States’ announcement that it will no longer provide funding to the Agency. “This decision is all the more surprising given that UNRWA and the United States renewed a funding agreement in December 2017 which had acknowledged […]

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OPEC, non-OPEC countries hit 109 % conformity level

(Vienna) – OPEC and Non-OPEC countries participating in the “Declaration of Cooperation” have achieved a conformity level of 109 percent in July 2018, said the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) following a meeting to review the monthly report prepared by its Joint Technical Committee (JTC). The meeting also discussed overall conformity levels of countries participating […]