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Yousef Al Otaiba

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His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba

Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States of America, Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, DC
His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba
A distinguished diplomat from the United Arab Emirates, H.E. Yousef Al Otaiba currently serves as the UAE Ambassador to the US and Minister of State. His professional background includes his time as Director of International Affairs for Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. In Washington, DC, his primary focus has been to grow UAE-US relations through security and economic cooperation, cultural exchange, healthcare and educational partnerships and philanthropic initiatives. Since his term began in 2008, he’s sparked powerful partnerships with US institutions including the Special Olympics and the Harvard Kennedy School, among many others. Coming from the Arab World, Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba has also worked hard to cultivate peace across the Middle East. Committed to this cause, he played a significant role in the Abraham Accords normalization agreement in 2020. Since then, he's capitalized on the importance of UAE-Israel relations and US foreign policy in the Gulf region. Stay up to date on Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba by visiting his YouTube channel.