Entries by Diplomat Editor

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Record high in deadly Japan heatwave

(Tokyo) – Temperatures in Japan have hit a record high, with officials issuing a fresh warning to stay safe. Japan has for days been in the grip of a deadly heatwave, although the numbers reported killed vary widely from 15 to as high as 40. On Monday, the thermometer peaked at 41.1C (106F) in Kumagaya, […]

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Abu Dhabi Investment Office signs MoU with Chinese Business Council

(Abu Dhabi) – The Abu Dhabi Investment Office announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Office of the Chinese Business Council, at a meeting attended by Saif Mohamed Al Hajeri, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development. The agreement provides for both parties to strengthen their inter-institutional cooperation and […]

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FM receives UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs

(Abu Dhabi) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received Mark Lowcock, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator. During their meeting, which was held at the ministry’s premises in Abu Dhabi, both sides discussed their joint humanitarian work, as well as mechanisms for […]

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Nakheel welcomes Korean delegation

(Dubai) – Master developer Nakheel hosted the Korea Financial Investment Association, KOFIA, which is visiting Dubai to assess investment opportunities in the emirate. The group, welcomed by Nakheel Chairman Ali Rashid Lootah, discussed the company’s current and planned projects and the real estate investments on offer in Dubai, before touring the world-famous Palm Jumeirah. Ali […]

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UAE-China Economic Forum held

(Abu Dhabi) – UAE and China non-oil trade exchange is expected to rise to US$58 billion by the end of 2018 from US$53.3 billion in 2017, according to Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy. ”Figures on two way trade speak volumes and are promising. China is the key trading partner of the UAE […]

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UAE Space Agency signs letter of intent with NASA

(Abu Dhabi) – The UAE Space Agency has signed a letter of intent with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, that covers cooperation in the peaceful exploration of outer space and the UAE’s recently launched astronaut programme. The agreement was signed at the Farnborough International Airshow, being held in the UK between 16th and […]

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Etihad Aviation Group signs agreement with China’s JOCIC

(Abu Dhabi) – A strategic partnership and mutual promotion mechanism was established as Etihad Aviation Group, EAG, CEO Tony Douglas and Jiangsu Provincial Overseas Cooperation and Investment Company Limited, JOCIC, Chairman Luo Hua inked a Memorandum of Understanding during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s three-day state visit to the UAE. The parties plan to cooperate on […]

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Reem Al Hashemy meets with US officials and UN Special Envoy

(Washington DC) – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State for International Cooperation, Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy,briefed US government and UN officials on the Arab Coalition’s humanitarian assistance efforts and push for a political resolution in Yemen. In a series of meetings with Members of Congress and Administration officials in Washington, including US […]

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Grand Imam of Al-Azhar meets Tony Blair

(London) – Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayyeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders, met Tony Blair, former prime minister of Britain and Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, at his residence in London. At the beginning of the meeting, the Grand Imam expressed the hope that the […]

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United Nations celebrates Mandela’s legacy for humanity

(New York) – Paying tribute to the first democratically-elected President of South Africa and iconic civil rights leader, the United Nations on Wednesday celebrated Nelson Mandela’s legacy for humanity and reflected on the lessons he left behind. “He stands today as a beacon for universal values — peace, forgiveness, humility, integrity, passion, respect and service,” […]