04 Oct: UAE: High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell held talks in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

(Source: EEAS)

High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell visited United Arab Emirates on Friday and Saturday. In Abu Dhabi he met with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan and at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the Minister of State Shaakboot Bin Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan.

The European Union considers the UAE as an important partner and is interested in continuing to strengthen mutual engagement and cooperation on bilateral but also regional and global issues.

“The UAE is an important partner in the Gulf. We have common interest in security and stability of this region and of …

16 Sep: UAE: Speech on behalf of the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell at the EP debate

(Source: EEAS)

Ms President, Honourable Members [of the European Parliament],

Thank you for your intervention and this debate that I am taking on behalf of the High Representative/Vice-President [Josep] Borrell today.

Since the first round of our human rights dialogue in 2013, we have addressed areas of concern with the United Arab Emirates. We have seen improvements when it comes, for example, to gender issues and religious tolerance.

But nonetheless, concerns remain in a number of areas and on some individual cases, which we continue to raise with the Emirati authorities. Ahmed Mansour is one of these cases, which we …