Entries by Diplomat Editor

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Saudi Arabia, Sudan explore regional developments

(Makkah) – Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, and Omar al-Bashir, President of Sudan, have explored paths to further promote bilateral relations and cement friendship ties between the two countries. In a meeting, the two sides expressed their keenness to continue fostering cooperation to ensure […]

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Arab Coalition Launches Operations in Hodeidah

(Yemen) – In response to the request of the legitimate Yemeni government and in support of the Yemeni Armed Forces, the Arab Coalition has launched a military and humanitarian operation to liberate the port of Hodeidah in western Yemen. The operation aims to ensure unobstructed humanitarian relief to the Yemeni people through liberating the port […]

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Pope Francis receives Abdullah bin Zayed at Vatican

(Vatican) – Pope Francis has commended the efforts made by the UAE to promote tolerance and strengthen inter-faith dialogue and peaceful co-existence between world peoples. Pope Francis made the remarks at his meeting at the Vatican with H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, who is currently on […]

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Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council brings ties to new heights

(Riyadh) – The Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council will bring the friendly ties between the two nations to new heights, especially their cooperation in all military, political, economic, trade and cultural fields, as well as in other areas. In May 2016, both countries set up the council to consolidate the fraternal relations and to intensify bilateral cooperation […]

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UAE-Russia Cooperation Team meeting held

(Abu Dhabi) – Abu Dhabi hosted the first meeting of the “UAE-Russian Industrial, Technological and Scientific Cooperation Team,” which was headed by Dr. Matar Hamed Al Neyadi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Industry, and George Kalamanov, Russian Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, with the attendance of Alexander Efimov, Ambassador of Russia to […]


DP World joins World Ocean Council

(Dubai) – DP World has become the first company in its sector to join the World Ocean Council, WOC, as part of its leadership journey to actively engage in the protection of the world’s oceans. By becoming a member of the growing international multi-industry alliance on “Corporate Ocean Responsibility”, DP World will commence, enhance and […]

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Mohamed bin Zayed receives national departments’ 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 Bateen Palace, the delegations of the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs, the UAE’s telecommunications, space and astronomy delegations represented by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, UAE Space […]

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Dubai leads regional, global rankings in IMD Competitiveness Report

(Dubai) – Dubai has ranked first in the Arab world in terms of government budget (as percentage of GDP), while globally the emirate ranked seventh in government efficiency and third in public finance, according to the Competitiveness Report 2018 issued by the International Competitiveness Centre of the International Institute for Management Development, IMD, based in […]

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Sisi sworn in for a second term

(Cairo) – The Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, has been sworn in for a second term. “Egypt can fit us all with all our differences. Accepting others and creating common ground will be important for us in order to create political development,” he told MPs who had gathered to witness his oath of office, following […]

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Mohamed bin Zayed, Putin review bilateral relations

(Moscow) – His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin discussed the cooperation and friendship ties between the two countries along with an array of regional and international issues of common interest. […]