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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS - PRESIDENT OF THE UAE

Khalifa and the Gulf Cooperation Council

Posted on 08/12/2006

The Information Affairs Office of H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan Deputy Prime Minister has published a new study entitled "Khalifa and the Gulf Cooperation Council", on the occasion of the participation of the President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in the 27th session of the GCC Supreme Council, due to be held in Riyadh on December 9-10. The study tackles the GCC previous summit, which took place in Abu Dhabi on December 18-19, under the Chairmanship of H.H Sheikh Khalifa ...  >>MORE

Symposium on (Khalifa and the Federation) held in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 29/11/2006

The Information Affairs Office of Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Deputy Prime Minister has organized today a symposium on "Khalifa and the Federation: The 35th Anniversary" to mark the 35th anniversary of the UAE National Day. Several prominent figures, dignitaries and diplomats accredited to the UAE took part in the symposium. On this occasion, Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Deputy Prime Minister said "the participation of many ambassadors accredited to the UAE in this symposium, ...  >>MORE

Khalifa meets former US president

Posted on 22/11/2006

President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan received yesterday former US President George Bush (Senior) who is currently visiting the country to attend the Abu Dhabi world leadership summit which opened in Abu Dhabi yesterday. Sheikh Khalifa welcomed the former US president and informed him about his satisfaction about the progress of the UAE-US relations. He expressed the hop that the summit would come out with recommendations which contribute to upgrading the socio-economic ...  >>MORE

'Next goal is a more active UAE citizen'

Posted on 21/11/2006

President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has said that the key objective of the country is to lay the groundwork for the emergence of a more active UAE citizen. "The first stage of political empowerment will see citizens electing half of the Federal National Council [FNC] members via electoral colleges. The other half will be selected using the current mechanism, which will be phased out gradually to reach a fully elected council," the President said in an interview. "The ...  >>MORE

Khalifa: FNC polls are the start of democratic process

Posted on 21/11/2006

President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan said the UAE has begun laying the foundations of a democratic process with elections to elect half the members of the Federal National Council being held in December. In an interview with London-based Arabic daily Asharq Al Awsat, Shaikh Khalifa said he does not consider these elections as the sole element of a democratic system, but a part of a package of democratic practices. The UAE is on the threshold of a new era called ...  >>MORE

Transcript of an interview given by UAE President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the London-based Arabic daily Al Sharq Al Awsat

Posted on 20/11/2006

Q: Two years after the death of Sheikh Zayed, one senses an overlapping between the previous era, marked by significant reforms in the areas of politics and development, and the current era under your leadership, with growing ambitions and aspirations. Does this over-lapping provide any thrust to come up with new formulae for the handling of responsibilities or do you feel simply that the sustaining of Sheikh Zayed's rich legacy adds to your expanded responsibilities in the period ahead? ...  >>MORE

Khalifa back home

Posted on 07/11/2006

President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan returned back home from Geneva after a private visit to Kazakhstan during which he met with Kazakh leader Nursultan Nazarbayev. Sheikh Khalifa was received by General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Deputy Ruler and Minister of Finance and Industry. Sheikh Khalifa was also received by Sheikh Suroor bin Mohammed Al ...  >>MORE

Symposium on "Khalifa: The Leader of the Nation"

Posted on 31/10/2006

The Information Affairs Office of Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, organized today a symposium on "Khalifa: The Leader of the Nation" to commemorate the second anniversary of the Accession Day of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. A group of researchers participated in the event. A statement by Sheikh Sultan stated that: 'The huge and steady achievements made in the land of the United Arab Emirates, throughout its outstanding march of civilization and ...  >>MORE

Study shows Khalifa's early interest in tapping oil for national development

Posted on 01/10/2006

A recent study says that President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, since the early years of the federation, had shown keen interest and given great attention to drawing long-term strategic plan for the judicious use of the country's oil and gas resources to meet the UAE's national ambition. The study, which was released by the Information Affairs Bureau of Deputy Prime Minister, Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, said the prime principles, upon which the UAE policy was based, ...  >>MORE

President returns home

Posted on 15/08/2006

President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan returned yesterday to the country following state visits to Egypt, France, and Morocco Sheikh Khalifa discussed with the leaders of the three countries ways to boost bilateral relations and the latest developments in the Middle East. He was received at the airport by Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed ...  >>MORE

Dubee lauds Sheikh Khalifa's wise policies

Posted on 06/03/2006

In a lecture at the Information Affairs Office for Deputy Prime Minister, Former Senior Advisor to the Executive Office of the UN Secretary General Frederick C. Dubee praised the wise policy of H.H. President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan who considers man the real wealth in building the state. Dubee highlighted the great attention paid by the United Arab Emirates to human resources, through developing human potential, improving living standards and using wealth for the benefit of the ...  >>MORE

Khalifa: The Pioneer and Leader: a new study

Posted on 24/01/2006

The Information Affairs Office for Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, has published a book entitled "Khalifa: The Pioneer and the Leader" in Arabic. The book includes the working papers of the symposium organized by the Office, on the occasion of the 34th anniversary of establishment of the United Arab Emirates. The symposium coincided with the convening of the GCC 26th summit, which was held in Abu Dhabi, with a galaxy of researchers and thinkers participating, according ...  >>MORE

Khalifa, 2005 Political Personality: Poll

Posted on 02/01/2006

A local opinion poll has proclaimed President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan as UAE's political personality of the year 2005, and General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister, as the economic personality on the UAE, GCC and Arab levels. The poll, carried by the Dubai-based Arabic Daily, Al Bayan, also named the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, and the late Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Al Hariri as the ...  >>MORE

Korean magazine lauds Khalifa's policies

Posted on 24/12/2005

A Korean Magazine, "The Korean Post", on Wednesday lauded the policies adopted by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan in leading his country successfully to more prosperity, following into the footsteps of late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The magazine, in an article dubbed "Khalifa An Efficient Statesman", stated that the secret of his father's success as a leader of the UAE for over thirty years, laid in the fact that he allowed different nationalities and ...  >>MORE

New study on Khalifa and the GCC summit published

Posted on 14/12/2005

The Information Affairs Office of Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, has published a new study entitled "Leader Khalifa and the Summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council.” The book displays the statements by HH President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), on occasion of the convening of the 26th GCC summit in Abu Dhabi this month. In the introduction to the book, Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister stated that ...  >>MORE

Symposium on "Khalifa: the Pioneer and the Leader"

Posted on 13/12/2005

On behalf of H.H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, HH Sheikh Hashr Maktoum Al Maktoum opened here on Monday a symposium under the theme "Khalifa: the Pioneer and the Leader.” A number of eminent thinkers and researchers from around the world took part in the symposium, organized by the Information Affairs Office to commemorate the 34th anniversary of the establishment of the United Arab Emirates, in coincidence with the holding of the GCC summit in Abu Dhabi. In a ...  >>MORE

Khalifa's vision highlighted through publications

Posted on 05/12/2005

The United Arab Emirates, in its 34th Anniversary of the Independence Day, has proved its commitment to its principles and policies which have covered all aspects of development, as envisioned by H.H. President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his brother Members of Supreme Council and Rulers of the Emirates who have been eager to preserve the achievements and to continue their great efforts in building a modern society based on justice, social care, and tolerance. The Information ...  >>MORE

Khalifa visits Al Dhafra base

Posted on 16/11/2005

President H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan visited in Abu Dhabi yesterday the UAE Air force base in Al Dhafra. During his inspection tour, Sheikh Khalifa acquainted himself with the quality leap made by the UAE Air Force in terms of air defence capabilities and possession of sophisticated defence systems. He toured the aerial war centres, including the air reconnaissance centre, control and command centre and early warning centre. Sheikh Khalifa viewed a number of modern aircrafts ...  >>MORE

Khalifa's statement on the first anniversary of his accession to throne

Posted on 03/11/2005

The grief that struck the UAE with the demise of its founder- president Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan would hopefully be turned into an added strength to safeguard the achievements that were attained during his reign, said President H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. In a statement to mark the first anniversary of his accession to the throne as the Ruler of Abu Dhabi Emirate , Sheikh Khalifa said: "With the support and allegiance of my fellow citizens , along with the solidarity of ...  >>MORE

New study in Urdu on UAE President

Posted on 22/10/2005

A new book in Urdu about UAE President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan has been released by the Information Affairs Office of Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister. The book underlines Sheikh Khalifa's efforts in the political arena, as well as his role in strengthening friendship and cooperation with different countries worldwide. The book reviews features of the orientation based on Sheikh Khalifa's clear political vision and integrated strategy for international ...  >>MORE

A study on President Khalifa's efforts in building new generations released

Posted on 17/09/2005

The Information Affairs Office of Deputy Prime Minister, Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, has published a study in English entitled "Khalifa and Building of Future Generations". Commenting on the new release, the Advisor to Deputy Prime Minister on Information Affairs, Mohamed Khalifa Al-Murar said the new study came to highlight UAE President's, H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan's role in the building of the UAE's future generations and empowering them to cope with the age of science ...  >>MORE

Book in German on Khalifa's efforts

Posted on 08/08/2005

A book in German has been issued by the Information Office of Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister about the efforts of the President His Highness Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in enhancing international relations, friendship and cooperation between UAE and other countries. The book highlights Khalifa's meetings with world leaders, especially German leaders and his meeting with Chancellor Schroeder who visited the UAE last March. That meeting was significant in solidifying and ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Khalifa rounds-up meeting with UAE nationals in Western Region

Posted on 23/07/2005

President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan rounded up his series of meetings with UAE nationals here in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi Emirate. The meeting was part of the UAE President's commitment to personally interact with the people to have first hand information about their requirements and grievances. Sheikh Khalifa, received here at his palace yesterday, a large number of UAE nationals for the third consecutive day. He listened to the people to hear their requests and ...  >>MORE

Khalifa meets citizens in the Western Region

Posted on 21/07/2005

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan yesterday received citizens from various cities of the Western Region in an "open door" programme for meeting with UAE citizens and understanding and finding solutions to their problems, a method previously established by late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Sheikh Khalifa expressed his happiness for meeting and exchanging views with the citizens and affirmed his deep concern for providing UAE citizens with all their needs in a way ...  >>MORE

Khalifa visits Saqr at hospital

Posted on 20/07/2005

President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan paid yesterday a visit to H.H. Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, who is currently undergoing medical treatment at Khalifa Medical City, to get assured of his health condition. The President prayed to the Almighty to grant Sheikh Saqr speedy recovery. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

New book on UAE President published

Posted on 18/07/2005

The Information Affairs Office of Deputy Prime Minister has published a book containing a collection of papers presented at a symposium on President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan held here early this year. Titled "Khalifa: The Leader", the book, published in Arabic and English languages, highlights part of the President's life and his contributions to the development of his country. "Through his patience, farsightedness and wise thought, H.H. Sheikh Khalifa has achieved a ...  >>MORE

DPMIO issues new study on Sheikh Khalifa in Spanish

Posted on 10/06/2005

The Information Affairs Office of Deputy Prime Minister, Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, has published a study entitled "Khalifa and the UAE Development March". The study deals with the comprehensive march for development President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan launched and the impact of this development on the UAE's good status among the countries of the world. It highlights Sheikh Khalifa's efforts on strengthening relations and boosting cooperation with the member states of ...  >>MORE

Khalifa 'has made hopes of UAE people a reality'

Posted on 30/05/2005

The Information Office of the Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan yesterday hosted a symposium on President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan's achievements. The symposium, Leader Sheikh Khalifa: Analytical Reading of the Publications of the Information Affairs Office, was addressed by prominent leaders and officials from several Arab and European countries. Sheikh Sultan hailed Sheikh Khalifa as a man with high values and noble characteristics who was able ...  >>MORE

Russian version of book on Khalifa published

Posted on 21/05/2005

The Information Affairs office of Deputy Prime Minister, Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has published the Russian version of the previously published book: Khalifa and International Cooperation. Introducing the Russian version of the book, Sheikh Sultan said: "President H.H Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has managed, through his balanced policy and full understanding of nature and developments of the issues prevailing in the international stage, to make the state contribute to ...  >>MORE

President Khalifa visits Fujairah, meets Ruler

Posted on 20/05/2005

President H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Wednesday completed his tour of the northern emirates with a visit to the Emirate of Fujairah, during which he met with H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah. Present at the meeting were Deputy Prime Minister, Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Deputy Ruler of Fujairah, ...  >>MORE

Khalifa visits Umm al-Qaiwain and allocates Dh200 million for construction of a new hospital

Posted on 09/05/2005

President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered the allocation of Dh200 million for the construction of a new 200-bed hospital in Umm al-Qaiwain. The allocation was announced yesterday, following a visit to the emirate by the President. The Ministries of Health and Housing have been instructed to take the necessary steps to implement the Presidential order. President Khalifa visited Umm Al Qaiwain yesterday and met H.H. Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmed Al Mu'alla, Supreme Council Member ...  >>MORE

President Khalifa visits Ras al Khaimah, meets RAK Ruler

Posted on 25/04/2005

President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan continued his nationwide tour with a visit yesterday to Ras al Khaimah to have first hand information about the situation of the people there. During the visit, Sheikh Khalifa met with H.H. Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, in the presence of General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al ...  >>MORE

Khalifa visits Ajman

Posted on 20/04/2005

President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan visited yesterday H.H Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman. During his meeting with the Ajman Ruler, Sheikh Khalifa discussed a number of issues concerning the welfare of the citizens. The visit is part of the President's keenness to obtain a first-hand view about the welfare of the citizens across the country and ensure that basic services and facilities are provided. The Ajman Ruler held a ...  >>MORE

Book on Khalifa’s vision for UAE’s growth

Posted on 16/04/2005

A book published here reveals that UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan's vision for the country's future is based on economic diversification, bringing down the dependence on oil industry. The new publication from the Information Affairs Office of Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Deputy Prime Minister, is replete with revealing quotations of the President on his concept of industrial development and his role in establishing the country's industrial ...  >>MORE

Khalifa and Sultan visit Sharjah Varsity City

Posted on 12/04/2005

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah yesterday the University of Sharjah City and toured many structures including the faculties of College of Fine Arts, Colleges of Medicine Complex, Women College, the American University and Sharjah Public Library. Sheikh Khalifa lauded the tremendous role affected by those academic institutions in the context of a comprehensive ...  >>MORE

ZU to launch project to chronicle Sheikh Khalifa's achievements

Posted on 12/04/2005

Under the patronage of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Education and Chancellor of Zayed University, preparations are on to launch a project that will document achievements of President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan since he became the country's leader, succeeding late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The projects, being implemented by the Zayed University's students to coincide with the country's celebrations of national day in December, is also pooling efforts ...  >>MORE

Khalifa lauds Zayed University

Posted on 06/04/2005

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has expressed satisfaction over "the remarkable academic standard” attained by Zayed University. The President, while receiving a group of university students yesterday, said the great achievements made in education were the fruits of the farsighted vision of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

New book on Khalifa

Posted on 04/04/2005

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has made strenuous efforts to extend bridges of friendship and co-operation with many countries across the world, according to a new book entitled " Khalifa and European Co-operation. Released by the office of Deputy Prime Minister for Information Affairs, the French version of the book highlights the President's efforts to strengthen ties with Europe mainly France. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Study praises Sheikh Khalifa's role in building young generations

Posted on 19/03/2005

The United Arab Emirates' Development plans have focused on the citizen and ways to maintain human resources as the main base for development, said Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister. In a foreword of a study released by the Deputy Prime Minister Information Office (DPMIO), entitled "Khalifa bin Zayed and building of future generations", Sheikh Sultan said the country had sought to help youth develop their intellectual and physical capabilities so they can play their ...  >>MORE

Labour of love

Posted on 12/03/2005

German artist Ray Kunzmann working on a mosaic portrait of the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in the German town of Scheibenberg. Kunzmann who says he is the only European artist to make mosaic-portraits, needs one month to craft the portrait with some 300,000 pieces of coloured gravel, marble and alabaster. Sheikh Khalifa will be presented the portrait in summer (AFP) ...  >>MORE

Sultan lauds smooth transition of power after Zayed demise

Posted on 20/01/2005

Adherence to the Constitution and mutual understanding among the seven emirates of the UAE led to the smooth transition of power after the death of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, said Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi. Speaking to Al Arabia satellite channel on Tuesday, Sheikh Sultan said the smooth transition drew admiration and surprise of many people. He said the country needs young leadership and new blood. "The ...  >>MORE

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Khalifa and the Gulf Cooperation Council


Symposium on (Khalifa and the Federation) held in Abu Dhabi


Khalifa meets former US president


'Next goal is a more active UAE citizen'


Khalifa: FNC polls are the start of democratic process


Transcript of an interview given by UAE President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the London-based Arabic daily Al Sharq Al Awsat


Khalifa back home


Symposium on "Khalifa: The Leader of the Nation"


Study shows Khalifa's early interest in tapping oil for national development


President returns home


Dubee lauds Sheikh Khalifa's wise policies


Khalifa: The Pioneer and Leader: a new study


Khalifa, 2005 Political Personality: Poll


Korean magazine lauds Khalifa's policies


New study on Khalifa and the GCC summit published


Symposium on "Khalifa: the Pioneer and the Leader"


Khalifa's vision highlighted through publications


Khalifa visits Al Dhafra base


Khalifa's statement on the first anniversary of his accession to throne


New study in Urdu on UAE President


A study on President Khalifa's efforts in building new generations released


Book in German on Khalifa's efforts


Sheikh Khalifa rounds-up meeting with UAE nationals in Western Region


Khalifa meets citizens in the Western Region


Khalifa visits Saqr at hospital


New book on UAE President published


DPMIO issues new study on Sheikh Khalifa in Spanish


Khalifa 'has made hopes of UAE people a reality'


Russian version of book on Khalifa published


President Khalifa visits Fujairah, meets Ruler


Khalifa visits Umm al-Qaiwain and allocates Dh200 million for construction of a new hospital


President Khalifa visits Ras al Khaimah, meets RAK Ruler


Khalifa visits Ajman


Book on Khalifa’s vision for UAE’s growth


Khalifa and Sultan visit Sharjah Varsity City


ZU to launch project to chronicle Sheikh Khalifa's achievements


Khalifa lauds Zayed University


New book on Khalifa


Study praises Sheikh Khalifa's role in building young generations


Labour of love


Sultan lauds smooth transition of power after Zayed demise