United Arab Emirates–United States relations

United Arab Emirates–United States relations

United Arab Emirates-United States relations are bilateral relations between United Arab Emirates and the United States.

The United States has enjoyed friendly relations with the U.A.E. since 1971. Private commercial ties, especially in petroleum, have developed into friendly government-to-government ties which include security assistance. The breadth, depth, and quality of U.S.-U.A.E. relations increased dramatically as a result of the U.S.-led coalition's campaign to end the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait. In 2002, the U.S. and the U.A.E. launched a strategic partnership dialogue covering virtually every aspect of the relationship. The U.A.E. has been a key partner in the war on terror. U.A.E. ports host more U.S. Navy ships than any port outside the U.S. The United States was the third country to establish formal diplomatic relations with the U.A.E. and has had an ambassador resident in the U.A.E. since 1974.

Principal U.S. Officials include:
* Ambassador--Michele J. Sison
* Deputy Chief of Mission--Martin Quinn
* Political Officer--Al Magleby
* Economic Officer--Oliver John
* Consular Officer--Robert Dolce
* Public Affairs Officer--Steven Pike
* Management Officer--Stewart Devine
* Commercial Officer--Christian Reed

ee also

* Foreign relations of United Arab Emirates
* Foreign relations of the United States


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