Foreign policy of the UAE
In forging its external relations, the UAE adopted the approach set by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in the light of which the country built its policies for dealing with other countries, peoples and regimes.
The approach was followed by H. H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan in leading the nation to become a role model admired by many as it represents wisdom, balance and temperance, without compromising on the duty of supporting the rights and fulfilling justice through a most influential humane approach.
The foundations of the UAE foreign policy comprise good neighbourliness, understanding, and non-interference in internal issues, as well as the amicable resolution of disputes. The fruits of this policy were mutual openness between the UAE and the world, and strategic partnerships on the political, economic, trade, cultural, scientific, educational and health levels with many countries in all continents, and asserting the prominent position the country has gained in the international community.
*Text sourced from the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
UAE's occupied islands
The three islands of Abu Musa, Greater Tunb and Lesser Tunb have been occupied by Iran since 1971.
The following links contain information that outlines the history of the islands and the conflict over them, as well as the diplomatic efforts the UAE has taken in attempts to peacefully settle the disagreement.
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