UAE participates in Seoul's Cultural Exchange Exhibition

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(Seoul) - The UAE Embassy in Seoul participated in a cultural exchange exhibition at the Jemulpo Gurakbu centre in Incheon, Korea. Celebrating the Year of Zayed, the Embassy presented UAE cultural and handicraft items for viewing at the exhibition,…

UAE, Japan explore prospects for greater joint strategic partnership

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(Tokyo) - UAE Minister of State and Group CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC, Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, has held a series of meetings with a number of Japanese ministers, top officials and MPs to boost joint comprehensive strategic…

UAE-Saudi strategic partnership represents progress, regional stability

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(Abu Dhabi) - Dr. Abdulaziz Al Owaisheq, Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, Assistant Secretary-General for Political and Negotiations Affairs, highlighted the importance of the strategic partnership between the UAE and Saudi Arabia, as the two…

Ethiopian PM, Reem Al Hashemy explore prospects for joint cooperation

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(Addis Ababa) - Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, received Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, and discussed prospects for joint cooperation, especially in vital areas of energy, infrastructure,…

ADNOC seeks to strengthen partnerships in Japan

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(Abu Dhabi) - Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO, met with Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, as part of a series of meetings, with government officials, business partners and customers,…

Mohamed bin Zayed, El-Sisi discuss bilateral relations

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(Cairo) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of Egypt, have discussed the relations between the UAE and Egypt and…

Expo 2020 selects Emaar Hospitality Group as official partner

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(Dubai) - Millions of visitors to Expo 2020 Dubai, including global leaders, will enjoy world class hospitality after organisers unveiled Dubai-based Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure subsidiary of global developer Emaar Properties,…

UAE-Turkmenistan Consular Consultations Committee holds 1st meeting

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE and Turkmenistan held, in Abu Dhabi, the first edition of their joint "Consular Consultations Committee," chaired by Rashid Al Dhaheri, Director of the Citizens Affairs Administration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs…

662,051 pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia

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(Jeddah) - A total of 662,051 foreign pilgrims have arrived in Saudi Arabia till now, a six percent increase of 39,714 Hajj from the corresponding period last year, according to the Saudi General Directorate of Passports. Of this number,…

DLD supports UAE-China strategic alliance

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(Dubai) - The Dubai Land Department, DLD, has played an important role in strengthening the alliance between the UAE and China over the past decades by working with its partners to further attract Chinese investors, and to identify the investment…

UAE, Cook Islands sign joint statement to establish diplomatic relations

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(Wellington) - The UAE and Cook Islands recently signed a joint statement on the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the two countries. The statement was signed by Saleh Ahmed Al Suwaidi, UAE Ambassador to New Zealand, and…

Apple becomes 1st private company worth $1 trillion

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(New York) - Apple became the first private-sector company to surpass $1 trillion in market value following its latest surge after reporting strong quarterly earnings. Shares of Apple briefly hit $207.05 in late-morning trading, before retreating…

UN holds consultations on Syria in Russia

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(Geneva) - The United Nations chaired informal consultations with senior representatives of Iran, Russia and Turkey, during the Astana-format meeting in Sochi, Russian Federation. In a statement issued in Geneva by the office of the UN Special…

Chile enacts historic ban on plastic bags

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(Santiago) - Chile made history when it became the first country in Latin America to ban the commercial use of plastic bags. "I want to share with you the joy that as of today we´re enacting the law," said President Sebastian Pinera at a…