The United Arab Emirates and United States are close friends and strong allies. With shared interests and common values, the UAE and US work together to promote regional security, create economic prosperity and address pressing global challenges. From security and trade to climate action, healthcare and the arts, bilateral partnerships are helping build a better future.

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The UAE and the US are committed to preserving security and strengthening stability in the Middle East and the world. The UAE has become America’s most capable and dependable military partner in the Arab world. The UAE has deployed alongside the US in coalition counter-terrorism, stabilization and peacekeeping missions six times. In addition, the UAE provides essential support for US troops, aircraft and naval vessels in the Middle East region. Beyond the battlefield, the UAE and US are partnering to block the flow of funds and foreign fighters to terrorist groups and counter extremist ideologies.


With one of the most open and innovative economies in the world, the UAE is a dependable and significant partner of the US. Since 2009, the UAE has been the US’ largest export market in the Middle East region. UAE-US bilateral trade exceeded $17 billion in 2020, supporting 80,000 jobs in the US, across sectors like aviation, health care and infrastructure. Through new initiatives in renewable energy, the two countries are partnering to create economic growth while addressing climate challenges.


The UAE and the US share a future-oriented vision based on inclusion, gender equality, diversity, educational advancement and the promotion of arts and culture. Cultural, academic and medical exchanges between the UAE and the US are spurring innovation and inspiring creativity while connecting the people of both countries. In addition, joint environmental stewardship projects are helping restore ecosystems and preserve the planet for future generations.


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