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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 October 2018

Beyond the Headlines: In conversation with UAE ambassadors to Germany, India and China

The ambassadors discuss the effectiveness of soft power diplomacy and the importance of security cooperation in the battle against extremism

From left to right: Ali Al Ahmed, UAE Ambassador to Germany; Dr Ahmed Al Banna, Ambassador to India; and Dr Ali Al Dhaheri, UAE Ambassador to China. The three ambassadors joined The National's Naser Al Wasmi for a special edition of the Beyond the Headlines podcast.
From left to right: Ali Al Ahmed, UAE Ambassador to Germany; Dr Ahmed Al Banna, Ambassador to India; and Dr Ali Al Dhaheri, UAE Ambassador to China. The three ambassadors joined The National's Naser Al Wasmi for a special edition of the Beyond the Headlines podcast.

On this special edition of Beyond the Headlines, host Naser Al Wasmi is joined by the Emirati Ambassadors to three very important countries in the UAE’s global diplomatic network: Ali Al Ahmed, UAE Ambassador to Germany; Dr Ahmed Al Banna, Ambassador to India; and Dr Ali Al Dhaheri, UAE Ambassador to China.

The diplomats are in Abu Dhabi this week for the Annual Ambassador’s Forum held at the UAE Foreign Ministry. They discussed issues ranging from the effectiveness of soft power diplomacy and EXPO 2020, to trade as a pillar of diplomacy and the importance of security cooperation in the battle against extremism.

The UAE has excelled at developing foreign policies and forged a diplomacy that is both unique to itself and effective at streamlining ties for such a young country. This episode brings a unique view into how it conducts itself abroad.

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