Entries by Diplomat Editor

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Mohamed bin Zayed receives Eritrean President

(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 President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea, who is currently visiting the UAE. During the meeting, which was attended by H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and […]

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UAE-Brazil Political Consultations Committee begins

(Abu Dhabi) – The first meeting of the “UAE-Brazil Political Consultations Committee” began at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Abu Dhabi. The UAE delegation was headed by Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Jarman, Assistant Minister for Human Rights and International Law at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International […]

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Mohamed bin Zayed receives Cypriot FM

(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 Bahr Palace, Nikos Christodoulides, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus. H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, […]

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Dubai FDI partners with VFS Global to ease foreign investors licensing

(Dubai) – Dubai FDI, the investment development agency of Dubai Department of Economic Development, DED, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with VFS Global, one of the leading specialists on visa processing, identity and citizen services with presence across 139 countries to facilitate administrative processing requirements of investors, including visa and other documentation services. […]

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Trump denies planning to pull out of WTO

(Washington) – US President Donald Trump denied he is planning to withdraw the United States from the World Trade Organization (WTO). “I’m not talking about pulling out,” he told reporters on Air Force One when asked about reports he was planning an exit from the the global trading body. Trump has branded the WTO a […]

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EU migration deal welcomed by UN agencies

(Geneva) – UN humanitarian agencies broadly welcomed a freshly-inked deal on migration by European Union leaders which calls for more Member States to take responsibility within their borders for those in need of protection, amid a hardening stance by some since 2015. In a joint statement, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) and the UN Refugee […]

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Arab Group at HRC reaffirms adherence to UPR mechanism

(Geneva) – The Arab Group has renewed its adherence to the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) as the most effective mechanism for evaluating human rights conditions in all countries of the world. This came during a speech delivered by Saeed Ahmed Al Jarwan, from the UAE Mission in Geneva, before the Human Right […]

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Belt & Road Summit opens in Hong Kong

(Hong Kong) – The Third Belt and Road Summit, jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) welcomed more than 5000 participants from 55 countries and regions at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The UAE is participating in the summit […]

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Apple and Samsung settle lengthy iPhone patent battle

(San Francisco) – Apple and Samsung have ended a years-long patent battle over copied iPhone design with an undisclosed settlement, according to a US court filing. The world´s two biggest smartphone makers reached a truce in their seven-year-old court battle a month after a federal court jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple some $539 million […]

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UAE-Hong Kong trade surges to $10.87 billion in 2017

(Hong Kong) – The total trade between the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong increased to US$ 10.87 billion in 2017 from $10.59 billion in 2016, according to Hong Kong government statistics. The UAE is participating in the Third Belt and Road (BnR) Summit, which is opening tomorrow here. Abdullah Al Saleh, Under-Secretary for Foreign […]