Diplomacy

REACHING OUT

The UAE’s diplomatic relationships can be divided into regional and global relationships. Within the GCC and the wider MENA region, the Emirates navigate a complex mix of interests. 2017 brought […]

The UAE’s diplomatic relationships can be divided into regional and global relationships. Within the GCC and the wider MENA region, the Emirates navigate a complex mix of interests. 2017 brought a spat between the UAE and neighbor Qatar that led to the two countries severing diplomatic relationships and the imposition of sanctions. Elsewhere in the region, the UAE has worked with its allies to resist the spread of Iranian influence, combat terrorism, and build a more diversified regional economy. In the wider world, the focus has been on forming new connections. For Ras Al Khaimah, that has meant working to bring new foreign investment to the Emirate in order to boost its tourism and industrial sectors. Moving forward, the UAE’s focus is on strengthening its networks within the region in order to secure its economic future. Heavily dependent on the interconnected global economy for growth and success, the UAE knows that careful diplomatic work will be essential to avoiding needless conflicts and building a better future.