Embassy Activities

  • UAE & US Launch Sawab Center – New Digital Communications Hub to Counter Extremist Propaganda

    UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Anwar Gargash, and Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel announced the launch of the Sawab Center, an online engagement and messaging operation that will support the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL. Based in Abu Dhabi, the Center is a joint collaboration between the UAE and US to counter the online messaging, propaganda and recruitment by the terrorist organization known as Daesh (ISIL). Additional information from The National.

    For more information on the UAE’s commitment to confronting and eradicating extremism and terrorism in all forms, please...

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  • UAE Embassy Announces New Community Soccer Field for Brooklyn Elementary School

    United Arab Emirates Embassy announced plans to construct a new, state-of-the-art soccer field at PS24 in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood, as part of the UAE’s ongoing commitment to help restore communities in New York and New Jersey that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  New York City Football Club (NYCFC) and its foundation, City in the Community, will provide ongoing, complimentary after-school soccer programming and coaching for children at the school once the field is complete.

    For more information, please see the embassy press release....

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  • UAE Welcomes President Obama’s “Ironclad” Commitment to the GCC

    His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nayhan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, and Gulf Cooperation Council leaders met with US President Barack Obama at Camp David to discuss regional developments and reaffirm the strong GCC-US partnership. The UAE delegation welcomed the President’s “ironclad” commitment to defend GCC nations from external threats, and looks forward to continuing its close cooperation with the US on regional security issues. Read more here....

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  • His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Meets with US Congressional Leaders

    His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, met today with US Congressional leaders and senior Obama Administration officials, concluding his two-day visit to Washington. More Here.

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  • Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Meets with US President Barack Obama

    His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, met with US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House today to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues.  More Here

    Statement from His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the White House meeting is available here.

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  • His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to Meet with President Barack Obama

    His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, will meet with US President Barack Obama next Monday, April 20th, at the White House to discuss regional security and bilateral issues.  More here.

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  • UAE Foreign Minister hosts reception in honor of the 65th United Nations General Assembly

    HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs hosted a reception at the Guggenheim Museum in New York to honor the 65th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The reception was attended by senior government officials and diplomats from member states, UN officials and other prominent members of the New York community.  The Guggenheim will open a museum in Abu Dhabi in 2012. Designed by Frank Gehry, it will be the first Guggenheim in the Gulf region. 

    During remarks at the reception, HH Sheikh Abdullah stressed the importance of the annual UNGA, thanking his fellow diplomats for...

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  • UAE Minister of State Honored at Washington Annual Ceremony

    HE Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, delivered the Banquet Address at the 62nd annual conference of the Middle East Institute in November 2008. After his remarks, Dr. Gargash was honored with MEI’s Award for his accomplishments in promoting human rights in the United Arab Emirates.

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  • UAE senior diplomats meet with US foreign policy experts

    His Excellency Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba and His Excellency Dr. Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, recently met with US foreign policy experts and journalists at a briefing hosted by the Nixon Center. The senior diplomats discussed the UAE’s perspective on regional security issues, including Iran, Afghanistan and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Ambassador Al Otaiba and Minister Gargash also discussed the UAE’s proposed civilian nuclear energy program, and the program’s approach to transparency and nonproliferation.The Nixon Center is a non-partisan institution in Washington, DC that examines matters of...

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  • UAE Embassy hosts Ibrahim Leadership and Dialogue Project participants

    June 2, 2011 - UAE Embassy, Washington, DC – The Media Department hosted students and staff of the Ibrahim Leadership and Dialogue Project for an orientation session on the UAE for their upcoming trip to Dubai. The project, sponsored by the Ibrahim Family Foundation (IFF) and administered by the Institute of the International Education (IIE), enables the group to gain firsthand experience with dialogue efforts in the Middle East. Following the orientation session in Washington, DC, the students will embark on a two-week tour of the Middle East. Mr. Bader Bin Saeed, Head of the Media Department, gave the group...

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