Pacific & Asian Affairs Council presents UAE-US Relationship: Security, Business & Education

Posted on Feb 20, 2015 in International Relations, News

PAAC LogoHis Excellency Abdulla Alsaboosi,
Consul General United Arab Emirates Consulate, Los Angeles

Date: Friday, February 27, 2015

Time: 8:00-9:30am

Place: The Pacific Club, Mangos
1451 Queen Emma St.

RSVP by Feb 26
(808) 944-7784

Admission: $25

For six years in a row, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been the US’ largest trading partner in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Hawaii and the UAE already maintain a strong relationship, and in the last 14 years, state exports to the UAE have increased by 97%. Join us for a discussion with His Excellency Abdulla Alsaboosi on the importance of UAE-US bilateral relations in areas such as education and exchange, security, regional cooperation, business and trade.

His Excellency Abdulla AlsaboosiAbout His Excellency Abdulla Alsaboosi: Abdulla Alsaboosi is currently the Consul General of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Los Angeles covering the West Coast. Prior to this assignment, he was the Director of the American and Pacific Affairs Department with the title of Ambassador at the UAE Ministry of
Foreign Affairs.

Abdulla, a senior career diplomat, served two tours in the UAE Embassy in Washington, D.C. He started as the Director of Congressional Affairs before being appointed Consul & Head of Legal Affairs. He ended his tour in Washington as Head of the Political Section.

Prior to that, he worked at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Chief of the European Union desk and was involved in the European Union – Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) free trade negotiations. He also was a member of the UAE official delegation to the United Nations General Assembly Millennium Session in New York. He led, and was a member of, numerous UAE delegations to several regional and international conferences.

Abdulla graduated from the University of Minnesota with a double major in Political Science and International Relations with a minor in History. He also attended courses at the National Defense University and Brookings Institution.

He has received several awards during his diplomatic career, the last of which is “The Distinguished Diplomatic Award” from the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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