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Political cooperation

Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Belarus and the United Arab Emirates established on  October 20, 1992.

The Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the United Arab Emirates was opened in December 1999. H.E. Roman Golovchenko is the Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to the UAE since May 2013.

The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates was established in Minsk in October 2008. H.E. Ahmed Mohammed Yousuf Al Tunaiji is the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the Republic of Belarus since June 2016.

On 25-29 of March 2000 and 4-6 of March 2007 Belarusian delegations headed by H.E. Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus paid official visits to the UAE. In 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 the President of the Republic of Belarus paid working visits to the UAE.

Belarus and the UAE have been exchanging visits of high-level official delegations on a regular basis. Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Economy, Minister of Defense, Minister of Interior and Chairman of the State Military and Industrial Committee of the Republic of Belarus paid visits to the UAE. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Economy, Minister of Education and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates as well as the Secretary General of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council paid visits to the Republic of Belarus.

In April 2015 in Abu Dhabi and in October 2016 in Minsk two rounds of political consultations at the level of Deputy Foreign Ministers of the two countries were held. In 2015 – 2017 three rounds of consular consultations were conducted between the foreign ministries of the two countries. A Joint Committee on Consular Affairs was established. 

Belarus and the UAE enjoy constructive collaboration within the United Nations and other international organizations. Positions of the two countries coincide on the key issues of the international agenda.

Belarus and the UAE have created a well-developed legal framework of the bilateral relations. The two countries signed treaties on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters and extradition; intergovernmental agreements on economic, trade and technical cooperation; on promotion and mutual protection of investments, avoidance of double taxation; on cooperation in the field of mass media; air services; on mutual exemption of visas for holders of diplomatic passports; agreements on cooperation in the field of higher education and research; on understanding between the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry; a number of other agreements.