UAE’s Excellence in Diplomacy

  • 23 July 2013

The directives issued recently by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President of the UAE, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to UAE ambassadors and diplomatic cadres abroad are another proof of the willingness of the wise leadership to further enhance the country’s stature on the global diplomatic map. They demonstrate their determination to engage with citizens abroad and fulfill their needs in a smooth and transparent manner.

The UAE’s moderate approach, its wise and positive engagement with countries around the world and its neutral position on divisive issues – coupled with the enormous economic, social and scientific progress made by the country in recent decades – have secured a remarkable position for the country. These achievements have earned the country unparalleled recognition and respect of great powers who trust the UAE and regard it as a model nation with developed political institutions.

The leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (may God protect him) is behind this impeccable position. It is also due to the UAE’s commitment to the United Nations Charter, its respect for international laws and agreements, maintaining relations with countries based on mutual respect, non-interference in the internal affairs of other nations, solving international disputes through dialog and peaceful means, supporting just causes and making effective contribution to international peace and stability.

These attributes make it all the more important for the UAE leadership to engage with diplomatic cadres and the country’s representatives abroad so that they ensure transparency in executing plans for effective foreign policy and preserving the country’s status, which has earned it regional and global recognition and appreciation. These are the directives President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is keen to highlight as a salient feature of the UAE’s foreign policy.

The UAE has come to play a leading role in building an international humanitarian society based on justice, equality and adherence to international laws and customs.It was in this context that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum pointed out that the UAE’s position and its international role are two effective means for maintaining peace, tolerance and moderation.