New York: The UAE and the Republic of the Marshall Islands have established diplomatic relations on ambassador level. Both countries signed a joint communique on Thursday at the UN headquarters establishing the diplomatic relations.
Ahmad Al Jarman, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of the UAE to the UN, signed the communique representing the government of UAE while Phillip Muller, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to the UN, signed representing his country.
The Communique said that the Governments of the UAE and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, guided by their mutual willingness to promote mutual understanding and strengthen the friendship and cooperation between the two countries in the political, economic, social, humanitarian, cultural and scientific areas based upon the principles and purposes of the United Nations Charter and the norms of international law.
And also respect the principles of equality, national sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and non-interference in the internal affairs of other States.
The countries have decided to establish diplomatic relations, at ambassadorial level, in accordance with the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of April 18, 1961, as of the date of the signing of this Joint Communique.
After the signing ceremony both ambassadors discussed joint relations between UAE and the Marshall Islands in political, economic and cultural fields, and pondered over ways for bolstering them through mutual visits by officials and economic cooperation.
The Marshall Islands is a Micronesian nation of atolls and islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, just west of the International Date Line and just north of the Equator.