UAE US Relations

UAE-based Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy and Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies Launch New Initiative

July 15, 2021

Washington, DC – The Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy based in Abu Dhabi and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies headquartered in Washington, today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership to train the next generation of young leaders in international relations to tackle pressing global challenges.

Dr. Anwar Gargash Begins Visit to Washington, DC

July 12, 2021

Meetings with US Officials and Lawmakers Reinforce Strategic Ties

New Diplomatic Training Initiative with SAIS to be Unveiled

Washington, DC (12 July 2021) – Beginning his week-long visit to Washington, His Excellency Dr. Anwar Gargash highlighted the strength and continuity of the UAE-US partnership while intensifying cooperation on pressing global challenges like climate, COVID, and nuclear proliferation.

New US-UAE initiative combats climate change through increased agricultural innovation

April 23, 2021

ABU DHABI, April 23, 2021 (WAM) - The United Arab Emirates and the United States, with support from the United Kingdom, Brazil, Denmark, Israel, Singapore, Australia and Uruguay, today announce the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate) at President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate today. The initiative aims to increase and accelerate global agricultural innovation and research and development (R&D) over the next five years, to address climate change.

UAE, US special envoys for climate underline link between progress climate action and strong economic growth

April 3, 2021

ABU DHABI, (WAM) - U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, today visited a number of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE's) major strategic projects supporting the country's efforts in the field of clean energy, limiting the consequences of climate change, and promoting sustainable development at the local and global levels.

United Arab Emirates Embassy in Washington, DC Statement on Letters of Agreement for UAE Defense Package

January 21, 2021

January 21, 2021 – On Tuesday, the United Arab Emirates finalized letters of agreement (LOAs) with the US Government for the acquisition of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft and other defense equipment, as previously announced. The LOAs confirm the terms of the UAE purchase, including costs, technical specifications and anticipated delivery schedules.  

Abdullah bin Zayed meets Pompeo, US Congressional leaders as he concludes visit to Washington, DC

September 17, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC, 17th September, 2020 (WAM) -- Concluding his visit to Washington, DC, for the historic signing of the UAE-Israel Peace Accord, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and senior Members of Congress.

Signing of an Enhanced Consular Privileges and Immunities Agreement with the United States

September 13, 2020

The United Arab Emirates and the United States signed an Enhanced Consular Privileges and Immunities Agreement that will provide enhanced protections to Emirati and American consular staff in both countries. The agreement will enable consular staff to better protect the interests of citizens abroad. As an important strategic partner of the US, the UAE remains committed to maintaining stability in the Gulf, creating economic prosperity for both countries and increasing cultural understanding between our citizens.

Joint Statement on the Seventh UAE-US Economic Policy Dialogue

June 19, 2020

18 June 2020

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United States held their seventh Economic Policy Dialogue, via videoconference, on 18 June 2020.   

400 Land at Abu Dhabi from the US on Special Charter Flights

March 31, 2020

UAE Government Operation Brings More than 1,000 Home to UAE 

ABU DHABI (31 March 2020) – More than 400 UAE nationals were returned to the UAE Saturday and Sunday on special charter flights in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The flights were part of an urgent UAE Government operation that safely repatriated almost half of the 4,200 Emiratis in the United States over the past week.

Emiratis who were spread across the US as students, medical patients and tourists were flown or driven to Washington, DC over the last few days for the special flights. 

UAE Ambassador to US Yousef Al Otaiba Meets with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Carries Message from UAE Foreign Minister

March 19, 2020

Extends Commitment to Coordinate and Provide Mutual Assistance on Response to COVID-19

This week, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador to the United States (US) Yousef Al Otaiba met with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to deliver a message from UAE Foreign Minister His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan that conveyed continued support and solidarity with the US, as both countries work to protect the public and prevent the global spread of COVID-19.