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UAE nationals return safely to Florida following Hurricane Ian

The UAE Embassy in Washington, DC has completed the evacuation of UAE nationals and their companions from Florida by facilitating their return to the state. This came after ensuring the situation is stable following the retreat of Hurricane Ian from Florida. The Embassy evacuated citizens and hosted them in Washington, DC last week to avoid the hurricane.

 

Under the directives of the UAE Government’s leadership and in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) and National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA), the Embassy successfully evacuated and returned all nationals as planned under the supervision of HE Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba.

 

The evacuated UAE nationals expressed their sincere gratitude to the UAE’s leadership, NCEMA, MoFAIC, and the Embassy for their remarkable joint efforts in evacuating them and ensuring their safety and wellbeing.

 

A specialized team from the Embassy assessed the situation in Florida based on the US State Department’s alert regarding the hazards of the hurricane. The Embassy also heeded warnings issued by the US National Hurricane Center and the Governor of Florida, who declared a state of emergency and ordered the immediate evacuation of the state’s affected areas. Hurricane Ian is considered the third most powerful hurricane to strike the United States in terms of destructive power.

 

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation

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UAE Ambassador Meets Romanian Minister of Research, Innovation and Digitalization

His Excellency Sultan Mohammed Al Ali, UAE Ambassador to Romania, met with His Excellency Sebastian Burduja, Minister of Research, Innovation and Digitalization and Interim Romanian Minister of Education, in the presence of His Excellency Majid Sultan Al Mesmar,  Director General of the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority in the UAE, and members of the participating Emirati delegation at the Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union hosted in the Romanian capital Bucharest from September 26 to October 14.

During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations and ways to enhance cooperation between the two countries, especially in the field of advanced technology and artificial intelligence, in addition to a number of issues of common interest.

 

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation

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MoFAIC receives credentials copy from the new Gambian Ambassador

H.E. Abdulla Mohamed Alblooki, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Protocol Affairs at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation received a copy of the credentials of H.E. Fafa Sanyang, Ambassador of the Republic of Gambia to the UAE.

 

Alblooki wished the new Ambassador success in the performance of his duties and in enhancing bilateral relations and cooperation between the UAE and his country.

 

The newly appointed Gambian Ambassador expressed his pleasure at representing his country in the United Arab Emirates, which enjoys a prestigious regional and international position under the visionary policy of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE.

 

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation

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UAE, Sultanate of Oman issue Joint Statement

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan made a state visit to the Sultanate of Oman and met with His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq, the Sultan of Oman, to further strengthen bilateral relations between the two nations.

The UAE President’s visit, which came at the invitation of His Majesty the Sultan, took place on Tuesday, 27th September, and Wednesday, 28th September 2022. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed was accompanied by a high-level UAE delegation.

The two leaders enjoyed fruitful talks, during which they reviewed current areas of cooperation and explored opportunities for further collaboration. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and His Majesty the Sultan praised the progress made in the political, security, scientific, economic and cultural sectors for the mutual benefit of the two countries.

The two sides welcomed the signing of a number of memoranda of understanding (MoUs) aimed at increasing economic cooperation between the UAE and Oman. The MoUs covered several areas, including industry, advanced technology, energy, rail connectivity, higher education, scientific research, the cultural and youth sectors and the exchange of news. Additional agreements were signed relating to the exchange of information to combat money laundering and prevent crime, as well as the financing of terrorism.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and His Majesty the Sultan welcomed the effective communication between the governments of both countries to strengthen bilateral relations and stressed the important role played by the Oman-UAE Higher Joint Committee.

The two sides agreed to work on concluding further agreements and MoUs to enhance cooperation in the economic, commercial, investment, cultural, diplomatic, consular and educational areas, in addition to the environment, food security, advanced technologies and industries, and innovation. They also agreed to reach agreements on renewable energy projects, industry, health, pharmaceutical industries, real estate development, tourism, petrochemicals, manufacturing, supply chains, logistics, information technology, financial technology, and other sectors that would enhance mutual benefits and bring prosperity to the people of the two countries.

His Highness and His Majesty reaffirmed their determination to motivate the public and private sectors to develop and diversify economic ties and announced that a number of projects will be launched in sectors including transportation and infrastructure to boost UAE-Oman integration.

The two sides discussed regional and international issues and agreed to coordinate their approach to support and enhance security and stability.

His Majesty the Sultan extended his sincere congratulations to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed on the UAE being chosen to host COP28 in 2023.

At the conclusion of the visit, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed expressed his thanks and appreciation to His Majesty the Sultan and the Government and people of Oman for their warm reception and generous hospitality. He also wished Oman continued progress and prosperity.

His Majesty the Sultan also expressed his best wishes for further progress and prosperity for the UAE and its people.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation

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UAE President meets with Sultan of Oman to build upon fraternal relations and expand collaboration

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has met with His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq, the Sultan of Oman, at Al Alam Palace in the Omani capital, Muscat.

During the meeting on the first day of the UAE President’s state visit to the Sultanate of Oman, the two leaders spoke of the historical bonds between the two nations and discussed ways to strengthen these relations further.

His Majesty the Sultan welcomed His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and the UAE delegation, conveying his pleasure at their visit and his pride in the close ties that Oman and the UAE enjoy.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed thanked His Majesty for the warm welcome extended to him and the UAE delegation and expressed his best wishes to the Sultan and the people of Oman.

His Highness and His Majesty discussed opportunities for building upon the growing economic ties between the UAE and Oman and areas where the two nations can increase collaboration, including the investment, financial, industrial and cultural sectors.

Their talks centred around the two leaders’ shared vision for a secure and stable region that promotes sustainable development and supports a thriving economy where people can realise their full potential.

After the official talks, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq held a one-on-one session.

Present at the official meeting from the UAE side were H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council; H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court; H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council; H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Advisor for Special Affairs at the Presidential Court; Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure; Khalifa Shaheen Al Marar, Minister of State; Dr. Anwar Gargash, Diplomatic Adviser to the UAE President; Ali bin Hammad Al Shamsi, Deputy Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for National Security; Jabr Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Minister of State at the Presidential Court; Mohamed Sultan Al Suwaidi, UAE Ambassador to Oman; Mohamed Hassan Alsuwaidi, Chief Executive Officer at ADQ; and Major General Khalifa Rashid Juma Al Hamli, the President’s Aide-de-Camp.

From the Omani side, the meeting was attended by Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al-Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers in the Sultanate of Oman; Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tariq Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs and Personal Representative of His Majesty the Sultan; Sayyed Shihab bin Tarek Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for Defense Affairs; Sayyed Fatik bin Fahr Al-Said, Special Envoy of His Majesty the Sultan; Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham al Said, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth; Sayyed Khalid bin Hilal al Busaidi, Minister of Diwan of Royal Court (Head of the Honor Mission); General Sultan bin Mohammed al Numani, Minister of the Royal Office; Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal al Busaidi, Minister of Interior; Sayyid Badr bin Hamad Al-Busaidi, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Sultan bin Salim Al Habsi, Minister of Finance; Dr. Hamad bin Said Al Aufi, Head of the Private Office of His Majesty the Sultan; Said bin Hamoud Al Maawali, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology; Salim bin Nasser Al Aufi, Minister of Energy and Minerals; and Dr. Ahmed bin Hilal Al Busaidi, Oman’s Ambassador to the UAE.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation

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UAE President receives Malaysian PM

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, today received at Qasr Al Shati, Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Prime Minister of Malaysia, who is on a working visit to the country.

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed welcomed Prime Minister Yaakob, hoping that his visit will contribute to enhancing friendship and cooperation relations between the two friendly countries across various domains.

His Highness conveyed his greetings to King of Malaysia Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, wishing him good health and happiness and further progress and prosperity to Malaysia and its people.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed joint cooperation and opportunities for partnerships between the two countries in economic, investment and trade domains, as well as renewable energy, food security and other aspects to achieve the aspirations of their peoples.

They also reviewed a number of developments on the regional and international arenas and exchanged views on issues of common interest.

For his part, the Malaysian Prime Minister expressed his happiness at meeting President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed and thanked him for the warm reception, affirming his country’s keenness to cooperate with UAE in all economic, investment and other vital domains.

The meeting was attended by H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court, and a number of officials, in addition to the delegation accompanying the Malaysian Prime Minister.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation

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H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed meets Iranian Foreign Minister in New York

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has met with Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran, on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral relations and ways to enhance cooperation between the two countries to achieve their common interests. They also exchanged views regional and international developments.

The two diplomats reviewed a number of issues on the agenda of the United Nations General Assembly.

Sheikh Abdullah underscored the importance of strengthening international cooperation to consolidate the pillars of stability and peace in the region and achieve the aspirations of its peoples for further development and prosperity.

The meeting was attended by Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation; Khalifa Shaheen Al Marar, Minister of State; and Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh, Assistant Minister for Political Affairs and Permanent Representative of the UAE to the United Nations.

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Khalifa Shaheen Al Marar: UAE supports diplomacy, partnerships, and constructive dialogue in order to reduce regional tensions

On the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Khalifa Shaheen Al Marar, Minister of State, participated in a ministerial-level meeting that brought together the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Yemen, and the United States.

In his remarks, Al Marar underscored the UAE’s support for diplomacy, partnerships, and constructive dialogue to reduce regional tensions and progress towards security and peace. “Conflict, unilateralism, and confrontation impede finding solutions. The UAE has played a prominent role in these priorities as it encourages conflict resolution and the development of the international system to combat terrorism and confront emerging challenges, as well as promote the full, equal, and meaningful participation of women in conflict resolution and peace processes, especially during our membership in the UN Security Council.”

Concerning regional developments, Al Marar underscored the importance of prioritising diplomatic solutions, dialogue, and de-escalation to reduce tensions and prevent the outbreak of new conflicts. Moreover, He stressed that recent initiatives in the Middle East are a prime example of countries’ efforts to reject differences, abandon ineffective approaches, and build new partnerships in various fields such as health, education, and industry in order to achieve growth and prosperity.

Furthermore, Al Marar underscored that the UAE aims to garner all possible support to maintain global peace and stability. He also expressed hope that the talks on the revival of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action would lead to a solution that could be accepted by regional actors.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation

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Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan meets Kenyan President on sidelines of UNGA 77

Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of State, met William Samoei Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya, on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Sheikh Shakhboot conveyed to Ruto the greetings of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

The two sides affirmed their efforts to strengthen ties between the UAE and Kenya and open new horizons for cooperation in vital areas that serve both peoples. Sheikh Shakhboot and President Ruto also reviewed opportunities available for sustainable partnerships in energy, development, agriculture, transport, and the economy.

They also discussed regional and global issues of importance and coordination between the UAE and Kenya on the UN Security Council, on which both countries are serving terms as elected members.

Sheikh Shakhboot affirmed the UAE’s keenness to continue consultations with Kenya and all African member states. He also affirmed the UAE’s desire to formulate positions that support common interests, achieve stability, and establish peace, especially with regard to African files on the Council’s agenda.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation

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UAE Foreign Minister, Brazilian counterpart meet in New York

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has met with Carlos Alberto França, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil.

The meeting, which was held on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, reviewed bilateral relations between the UAE and Brazil and ways to further develop joint cooperation across various sectors, including investment, economic and trade.

Several issues on the agenda of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly were also discussed, in addition to ways to promote global efforts to confront climate change.

The meeting was attended by Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, and Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh, Assistant Minister for Political Affairs and Permanent Representative of the UAE to the United Nations.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation