H.E. Anwar Gargash

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, United Arab Emirates

H.E. Anwar Gargash was appointed minister of state for Federal National Council affairs of the United Arab Emirates in 2006. In February 2008, Gargash was given the additional responsibility of minister of state for foreign affairs. In February 2016, he was formally appointed minister of state for foreign affairs. Gargash holds a number of positions in addition to his ministerial ones. He is the chairman of the National Elections Committee and oversaw the UAE’s first elections in 2006, and subsequent elections in 2011 and 2015. He is also the chairman of the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking, the chairman of the board of trustees of the Al Owais Cultural Foundation, and member of the board of trustees of the Emirates Diplomatic Academy and leads the UAE team for the Human Rights Periodic Review. Gargash received his PhD from King’s College, Cambridge and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science from the George Washington University.