UAE News

H.E. Dr. Anwar Gargash Op-Ed: How to Reduce Gulf Tensions with Iran

September 28, 2019

This op-ed was originally published on Financial Times on 29 September, 2019.

In a Washington Post Op-Ed, H.E. Dr. Anwar Gargash Reaffirms UAE's Commitment to Achieving Peace in Yemen

July 24, 2019

In a recent commentary published by The Washington Post, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Anwar Gargash writes that “now is the time to double down on the political process” and achieve peace in Yemen.
Minister Gargash reaffirms the UAE’s strong support for the UN-led mediation effort and the UAE's commitment to delivering humanitarian assistance and maintaining security. 

UAE Delegation Attends Second US State Department Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom

July 22, 2019

Delegation Highlights UAE Commitment to Inclusion and Interfaith Dialogue

Washington, DC (19 July 2019) – A senior delegation of government and faith leaders from the United Arab Emirates attended the Second US State Department Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom (July 16-18). At the Ministerial, the delegates highlighted the UAE’s commitment to promoting peace, inclusion and coexistence within the UAE, across the broader Middle East region and around the world.

United Arab Emirates Public and Cultural Diplomacy Minister Discusses Ongoing and Future Partnerships with Smithsonian Institution and Freer Sackler Gallery

July 19, 2019

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2019 -- On the sidelines and part of UAE's delegation to the United States Department of State Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom Conference, His Excellency Zaki Nusseibeh, United Arab Emirates Minister of State and Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy met with top leadership at Smithsonian Institution and the Freer Sackler Gallery to discuss longstanding and ongoing numerous partnership and mutually beneficial collaborations and opportunities with the UAE.

Response Of The United Arab Emirates To The Report Of The United Nations High Commissioner For Human Rights

March 31, 2019

View the full response of the United Arab Emirates to the report of the United Nations High Commissioner For Human Rights containing the findings of the Group Of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen.

Ambassador Al Otaiba Op-Ed: Why We Invited the Pope to the Arabian Peninsula

February 4, 2019

In a commentary published by Politico, Ambassador Al Otaiba highlights Pope Francis’ historic visit to the UAE. He notes that the Pope’s visit – the first by a sitting Pontiff to the Arabian Gulf – underscores the importance of mutual respect and coexistence.

Ambassador Al Otaiba writes that the UAE ensures an open environment for religious practice and also advocates for freedom of worship and interfaith exchange globally.

Ambassador Al Otaiba Statement on Secretary Pompeo Speech in Cairo

January 10, 2019

January 10, 2019

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Addresses the 71st United Nations General Assembly

September 25, 2016

In his statement at the General Debate of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly, in New York, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, United Arab Emirates Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation praised the efforts of the UN Security Council in maintaining international peace and security while calling for timely, consensual and effective solutions to address serious challenges in our region. 
Full text of His Highness' remarks below: 

UAE Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba Meets with US State Department Officials to Discuss Recent Incident in Avon, Ohio

July 5, 2016

Following a meeting earlier today with Susan Ziadeh, US Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary for Arabian Peninsula Affairs, Ambassador Al Otaiba issued the following statement:

On behalf of the UAE, I conveyed deep dismay and concern to the US Government over the mistreatment of Ahmed Al Menhali, a UAE national.  Last week, local police in Avon, Ohio acted inappropriately and with excessive force that was totally unwarranted.

UAE Embassy Statement in Response to Avon, Ohio Situation

July 3, 2016