UAE Foreign Policy ... Between Past Events and a Future Perspective

UAE Foreign Policy … Between Past Events and a Future Perspective

  • 27 November 2007

The lecture dealt with the progress made by the United
Arab Emirates since its formation until the present day.
The speaker underlined the fact that when Britain had
announced its withdrawal from the Gulf, it had left behind
no state institutions or an administration suitable for the
establishment of a state. However, through the concerted
efforts of the rulers and people, who had realized that
unity was the only way to preserve stability, the UAE was
established as its own state. At this point, His Highness
the late Sheikh Zayed emerged as a strong leader, who
championed the cause of unity and called on the seven
members for the establishment of a state. Thanks to the
leadership of Sheikh Zayed, and his determination to
effect an agreement, a union of six members was formed,
which was later joined by Ras Al-Khaimah.
The speaker pointed out that the United Arab
Emirates, in its pursuit and keenness to develop its
relations with other countries and peoples, later joined
many international, regional, and Arab organizations.
The UAE also expanded its relations with countries
across the globe through various engagements and
pacts, and acceded to many international conventions
on economics trade and industry and signed bilateral
agreements with many countries—covering many fields
including commercial, industrial, health, judicial, legal
transport cooperation, among others.

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Tuesday 27 November 2007

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Tuesday 27 November 2007

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