x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

UAE opens Emirati mission's headquarters at NATO

The UAE is the first Arab and Gulf country to have headquarters in Brussels

The UAE opened the Emirati mission headquarters at the Atlantic Alliance (NATO) in the Belgian capital of Brussels on Friday.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister of the UAE, opened the mission, making the UAE the first Arab and Gulf country to have headquarters at NATO, said state news agency, Wam.

The opening of the UAE mission embodies the strong relationship between the UAE and NATO, which has developed significantly since the UAE joined the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative in 2004. it did so with the aim of consolidating stability and peace in the Gulf region.

The UAE has been a strong contributor to the Atlantic Alliance's efforts to provide security and stability in many areas of the world, such as Afghanistan and Libya.

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