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HE Khalifa Shaheen Almarar

HE Khalifa Shaheen Almarar

Almarar holds a Master degree in Political Economics from the New School for Social Research (NSSR) in New York, USA, and holds a Bachelor's degree in Economy & Business Administration from Sofia University in Japan. HE Khalifa Shaheen Almarar has represented the UAE in many international forums and participated in many bilateral meetings and meetings of regional and international organisations.

On 9 February 2021, Almarar was appointed Minister of State. From August 2018 to 9 February 2021, he served as Assistant Minister for Political Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. From 2016 to 2018, Almarar was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Arab Emirates to the Republic of Turkey. From 2009 to 2016, he was Director of the Department of International Organisations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation  in Abu Dhabi.

In 1999-2009 Almarar was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Arab Emirates to the Islamic Republic of Iran and Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia. During 1995-1998, he was Director of the Gulf Cooperation Council Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation  in Abu Dhabi. From 1990 to 1995, He was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Arab Emirates to the Syrian Arab Republic. From 1986-1990, Almarar was Deputy Director of the Arab World Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation  in Abu Dhabi. In 1978-1981, Almarar served at the UAE Embassy in Tokyo. In 1982-1985, he worked at the UAE's Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York.

Strategy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation  2017-2021

Mission

  • Promote the UAE through effective diplomacy to support security, stability, development, and deliver excellence in services and care for citizens abroad.
    Vision
  • Vision

  • Collaboration and co-existence in pursuit of stability and prosperity in the region and the world.
  • Strategic Objectives
    People

  • We are committed to serving with excellence our UAE citizens and those who choose to visit, live, and work in the UAE.
  • Regional Stability: We promote stability in the region and beyond by establishing strategic relationships.
  • Active Global Responsibility

  • We create a tangible positive impact on the global development agenda by working with regional and international partners to pursue mutual interests.
  • Prosperity

  • We work with partners towards mutual prosperity by expanding existing economic sectors and creating new ones.
  • Excellence

  • Ensure that all administrative services are following standards of quality, efficiency and transparency.
  • Innovation

  • Ingrain a culture of innovation into the institutional work environment.
  • Values

  • Loyalty and devotion: to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and its President.
  • Outstanding leadership: To actively contribute to achieving the vision of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
  • Teamwork: Diplomatic and administrative personnel are available and qualified to support and work as one team to achieve the interests of the state and its citizens.
  • Performance excellence: renew and revitalise diplomatic skills of the cadres and provide opportunities, resources and technical assistance to enable them to perform their duties efficiently.
  • Distinct partnerships: build unique relationships attuned to the needs and requirements of the beneficiaries and partners.
  • Continuous learning and improvement: to encourage learning, creativity and innovation to achieve progressive development and constant improvement.
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