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UAE Ambassador visits Belgrade University

BELGRADE, 27th April, 2017 (WAM) -- Juma Rashid Saif Al Dhaheri, UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Serbia, has presented 42 books and publications of the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research, and Sharjah Book Authority to the Department of Orientalism at the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade. While visiting the university, the UAE diplomat met with Vice Dean of the Faculty of Philology for Science, Prof. Dr. Jelena Filipovic and others, who extended thanks and appreciation for this valuable initiative of the...

UAE Ambassador attends briefing organised by Kazakh Foreign Ministry

ASTANA, 27th April, 2017 (WAM) -- Dr. Mohamed Ahmed bin Sultan Al Jaber, the UAE Ambassador to Kazakhstan, has attended a briefing held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan. The briefing was presided over by Kazakhstan Prime minister, Bakytzhan Sagintayev. Addressing the audience, Sagintayev expressed the desire of Kazakhstan to attract foreign investments in all sectors. He also noted that the country provides facilitations for foreign investors. The Kazakh Prime Minister added that a new national company was established under his chairmanship that...

UAE Ambassador chairs meeting of Arab League's ambassadors with Premier of Quebec, Canada

QUEBEC, 27th April, 2017 (WAM) -- Mohammed Saif Helal Al Shehhi, UAE Ambassador to Canada and Dean of the Council of Arab League Ambassadors accredited to Canada, chaired the meeting of the Ambassadors of the Arab League, with Premier of Quebec Province in Canada, Philippe Couillard, on Wednesday. During the meeting, held at the parliament of Quebec, the UAE Ambassador discussed ways to enhance relations between Quebec and Arab countries. Al Shehhi extended thanks to Couillard for hosting the meeting. He also extended thanks of...

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Emirates Mobile Field Hospital opens in Somalia

HARGEISA, SOMALIA, 27th April, 2017 (WAM) -- Emirates Mobile Field Hospital has been inaugurated in Somalia to treat the children and the elderly people there. Emirati-Somali voluntary medical staff treated 1,000 children and the elderly on the first day of the inauguration. The Zayed Giving Caravans have continued their efforts and humanitarian initiatives in Somalia in the framework of the assistance provided by the UAE, as per the directives of its wise leadership, to the people of Somalia. These efforts are in line with the...

Two sergeants killed in mine explosion: Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, 27th April, 2017 (WAM) -- Sergeant Jaber Ahmad Yatimi and Sergeant Mohammed Musa Jaber Al-Raithi were martyred on Thursday morning in a land mine explosion in Jazan Region and projectiles from the Yemeni territories, Saudi security spokesman at the Interior Ministry, has said. In a statement to Saudi Press Agency, the spokesman added that the competent authorities began investigating into the incident.

Arab Monetary Fund highlights growing importance of financial inclusion

ABU DHABI, 27th April, 2017 (WAM) -- The Arab Monetary Fund, AMF, has highlighted the increasing importance of the issue of financial inclusion in achieving sustainable development in Arab countries and presented a regional initiative where it will co-operate with the Alliance for Financial Inclusion and the German Development Agency. During a press conference at the AMF headquarters, Dr. Abdulrahman bin Abdullah Al Humaidi, Director-General of the Arab Monetary Fund, spoke about the significance of financial inclusion strategies and policies, especially financial stability and economic...

Nahyan bin Mubarak meets Egypt's Minister of Tourism

ABU DHABI, 27th April, 2017 (WAM) -- Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, has met with Mohamed Yehia Rashed, Egypt's Minister of Tourism, to discuss cooperation and tourism investment opportunities between the UAE and the Arab Republic of Egypt. During the meeting, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak highlighted the strong relations between the two nations, and that the UAE and Egypt are united by the bonds of religion and culture. The meeting was attended by Wael Al Sayed Mohammed Gad,...

The National Happiness and Positivity Programme launches the ‘Friends of Happiness’ Platform

DUBAI, 18th April, 2017 (WAM) -- The National Happiness and Positivity Programme launched the "Friends of Happiness" platform, an electronic portal that seeks to encourage public involvement in the programme’s initiatives and to rally support for the government’s efforts to promote happiness and positivity. Othman Al Madani, Director of Happiness at the National Happiness and Positivity Programme, said, "The initiative seeks to spread awareness about the importance of happiness and positivity, as well as to establish partnerships between the government and the community, individuals and...

Smart Dubai Office launches ‘Vocal Emotions’ project to promote happy living

DUBAI, 4th April, 2017 (WAM) -- Smart Dubai Office, the government entity charged with leading Dubai’s transformation to a smart city, has signed an MoU, with Smartmedical, a company pioneering ‘Vocal Emotions’ technology. The MoU includes research on the concept and design of Vocal Emotions technology. This technology measures types of emotions people are experiencing at a given moment by analysing the tonality and other properties of their voice. According to the agreement, the two parties will cooperate in enhancing happiness in Dubai in line...

Dubai Economy adopts Global Star Rating System for Services to enhance customer happiness

DUBAI, 30th March, 2017 (WAM) -- Dubai Economy today announced the adoption of the ‘Global Star Rating System for Services’ for application across commercial establishments in the emirate in the presence of Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness. The rating system is one of the pioneering initiatives launched by the Government of Dubai in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to establish a model for improving...

Dubai Municipality mulls developing futuristic personal mobility device for people with disabilities

DUBAI, 26th March, 2017 (WAM) -- Dubai Municipality has shown interest to develop a futuristic innovative personal mobility device for people with disabilities. This came when Honda Motor Company presented its personal mobility device – UNI-CUB Beta at a Dubai future accelerators event recently. The UNI-CUB Beta personal mobility device features a compact size, comfortable saddle, Honda's proprietary balance control technology and the world's first Omni-directional driving wheel system (Honda Omni Traction Drive System), which makes possible the same freedom to move forward, backward, laterally...

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Mohamed bin Zayed receives champions of Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship

ABU DHABI, 24th April, 2017 (WAM) -- His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, today received the players of the National Jiu-Jitsu Team who won gold medals at the 9th Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2017, in His Highness’s Council at the Al Bahr Palace. The meeting was attended by H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler`s Representative in the Eastern Region; H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin...

Zayed bin Hamdan bin Zayed crowns winners of Dalma Dhow Race

AL DHAFRA, 23rd April, 2017 (WAM) -- Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan today crowned the winners of the Dalma Dhow Race in the 60-foot category, upon the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, with the follow up of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Al Dhafra...

Dhiyab bin Mohamed honours winners of Abu Dhabi World Jiu-Jitsu Awards

ABU DHABI, 23rd April, 2017 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Dhiyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan honoured winners of annual Abu Dhabi World Jiu-Jitsu Awards at a grand evening staged at the Emirates Palace on Sunday. Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Khalid al Nahyan, Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy, Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State, Abdulmunam Al Hashemi, Chairman of UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, attended the award-giving event. The glittering ceremony crowned the successful 2016/17 season and...