Prime Minister Narendra Modi continued his 'selfie diplomacy' as he visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque, the UAE's largest and the world's third largest, on his first visit to the Emirate. [...] The Prime Minister, who has a penchant for selfies, has clicked them in the past with several leaders and the 'selfie diplomacy' has emerged as an integral part of his overseas trips.
When President Obama meets at the White House Monday with crown prince Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, he’ll be in conversation with a small, deep-pocketed Persian Gulf country that has mastered the art of public diplomacy to practically re-engineer Hollywood’s perception of Arab culture.
Those who travelled and saw opportunities for work, business, and leisure in the UAE stayed or came back and formed part of the now 250,000-strong Chinese expatriate community in the UAE.
The UAE ranked as the world’s largest donor of foreign aid in 2014, proportionately to its national income according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
The United Arab Emirates has embarked on an all-out effort to broaden its regional influence and achieve global acceptance of its autocratic definition of terrorism that encompasses all non-violent, legitimate expressions of political Islam.
Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, has said that the final report of the Development Assistance Committee of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (DAC/OECD), released earlier this week, has affirmed the UAE’s worthiness to win the first position as the world’s largest donor country of official development assistance (ODA) in proportion to its gross national income (ODA/GNI ratio)(...)
As a small country, the UAE has to adopt conventional and unconventional methods to punch above its weight on the world stage.
Cultural diplomacy plays a vital role projecting a soft image of Pakistan globally and pave the way to explore new avenues to boost trade in UAE and Gulf region.