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President of Montenegro receives delegation from Ministry of Education.

3/22/2019Milo Dukanovic, President of Montenegro, received, in the capital Podgorica, Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, UAE Minister of Education, and his delegation, which is visiting Montenegro.During the meeting, both sides discussed the cooperation in the public and higher education sectors between the UAE and Montenegro.The visit aims to promote discussions on education and transfer the UAE’s educational experience, as well as to encourage cooperation between higher education institutions and universities, and promote technical and vocational education.The ministry’s delegation, headed by Al Hammadi, began its tour by meeting Damir Sehovic, Minister of Education of Montenegro, to discuss their experiences in the...

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed visits Museum of Pre-Columbian Art in Chile.

3/21/2019H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has visited the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art.His Highness toured the halls of the famous museum, which includes more than 1,000 pieces showing the richness and diversity of Chilean culture, including works of art and other creations in textiles, ceramics, metals, bones, leather, stone and various materials.He was also briefed on the contents of the museum, including artifacts that are more than 2,500 years old.Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan praised the museum's rich heritage.The museum of Pre-Columbian art was opened in Santiago in December, 1981.During...

UAE leaders greet Tunisian President on Independence Day.

3/21/2019President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to President Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia, on the occasion of his country's Independence Day, marked on 20th March.His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, also sent two similar greetings to President Essebsi and Youssef Al-Shahed, Head of the Tunisian Government.​

UAE Ambassador to Canada meets with Bishop of Canadian Diocese of Armenian Christians.

3/20/2019Fahad Saeed Mohammed Al Raqbany, UAE Ambassador to Canada, met with Bishop Papken Charian, Bishop of the Canadian Diocese of Armenian Christians, and Father Vartan Tashgian, to discuss the ties between the UAE and Armenia, as well as the launch of the UAE Embassy in the Armenian capital, Yerevan.During the meeting, Al Raqbany spoke about the Year of Tolerance in the UAE and the values it aims to promote, especially as the world has witnessed a crime that targeted people praying in a mosque.He also discussed the importance of promoting the culture of compassion and mutual respect while highlighting the...

MoFAIC celebrates International Francophonie Day.

3/21/2019The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation organised today a function to mark the International Francophonie Day.The event brought together the ambassadors of member states in the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), as well as local and strategic Francophonie partners.The celebration of the day reflects UAE's commitment to the OIF's values, including social justice and peace, in addition to the shared development objectives, stated in the UAE Vision 2021 and the Organisation's programmes for 2015-2018.The UAE was confirmed as a as a participating member of the OIF during the Francophonie Summit, held last October in the Armenian capital,...

UAE inaugurates three major projects under US$50 million Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund.

3/20/2019Three climate-resilient solar power projects in the Bahamas, Barbados, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are being inaugurated this week under the US$50 million UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund, UAE-CREF.The fund, the largest renewable energy initiative of its kind in the region, is a partnership between the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, ADFD, and Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar.In total, the three projects, which broke ground in November 2018, will deliver 2.35 MW of solar and 637 kWh of battery storage capacity, while displacing more than 2.6 million tonnes of carbon...

UAE launches campaign to address dengue fever outbreak in Aden.

3/20/2019The UAE, through its humanitarian arm, the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, highlighted its keenness to combat the recent outbreak of dengue fever in the interim Yemeni capital, Aden.Mohammed Al Shehhi, ERC Representative, today met with Rashad Shaea, Under-Secretary of Aden Governorate, to discuss ways of implementing a major spray campaign to combat dengue fever, and prevent the further spread of infection.During the meeting, Al Shehhi highlighted the ERC’s keenness to provide for the campaign's requirements.Shaea praised the efforts of the ERC team in Aden and thanked the UAE for supporting the Yemeni people.The UAE’s overall support, through the ERC, for...

UAE supports 'Empowering 100 Women Future Leaders Programme' in Rwanda.

3/19/2019One Hundred Rwandan women are taking part in a 3-day training programme in Kigali, entitled, "Empowering 100 Women Future Leaders in Hospitality Excellence". The training programme was conducted by experts from the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management The training, which began yesterday, is focusing on excellence in the hospitality industry, with an aim to impart world-class skills in tourism and hospitality through capacity development. Focus areas to include food and beverage service, hotel front office operations, improving the customer experience, the role of information technology in the hospitality industry, and industry-specific communication skills.The emphasis will be also placed on the...

UAE leaders condole Mauritanian President on death of former president.

3/19/2019President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a cable of condolences to President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania, on the death of the former Mauritanian President Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Louly.Sheikh Khalifa expressed his heartfelt condolences and sympathy and prayed to Allah the Almighty to rest his soul in Paradise.His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, also dispatched similar cables to the Mauritanian President.​

'Zayed Al Khair Camp' launched in Sukkur, Pakistan.

3/17/2019The Sheikha Fatima Global Humanitarian Campaign has launched 'Zayed Al Khair Camp' in Pakistan's city of Sukkur to treat thousands of children and women, under the supervision of Emirati-Pakistani doctors.The campaign is being held under the theme, 'Following in the Footsteps of Zayed,' and as part of the 'All of us are our Mother Fatima' programme.Noura Al Suwaidi, Director of the General Women's Union, GWU, said that the initiative coincides with the celebration of the Emirati Children's Day, which is marked on 15th March, in a message full of love, tenderness and tolerance for the children of Pakistan, regardless of...

Nasser Al Ketbi presents credentials as UAE Consul-General to Jeddah.

3/17/2019Nasser bin Huwaiden Al Ketbi has presented his credentials as UAE Consul-General to Jeddah to Ambassador Jamal Balkhaywar, Director General of Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the Ministry's headquarters.​

Mexican Senate expresses support for Global Council for Tolerance.

3/17/2019Marti Batres Guadarrama, President of the Senate of Mexico, has received Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Jarwan, President of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace, in the presence of a number of Mexican senators and top officials and parliamentarians, here.Al Jarwan, currently visiting Mexico, reviewed the latest developments with regards to the international role played by the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace.The Mexican top parliamentarian articulated the Mexican Senate's support for the Council's efforts to promote tolerance and peace around the world.Al Jarwan, along with his accompanying delegation, earlier met with Marcelo Ebrard, Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs, in...