The Evolution of UAE Foreign Policy

The guiding principles of the United Arab Emirates’ foreign policy, first expressed by the country’s founder, HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, included “an underlying belief in justice in international dealings between states, a principle of noninterference in the internal affairs of other states, and the pursuit, wherever possible, of peaceful resolutions of disputes.”

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