ABU DHABI / WAM
The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) hosted the meetings of the 7th UAE-UK Consular Affairs Committee meetings in Abu Dhabi.
The UAE delegation was led by Badr Al Awadhi, Director of Consular Services Administration at the Ministry, while the British side was led by Julia Longbottom, Director of Consular Affairs at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, in the presence of Patrick Moody, UK Ambassador to the UAE.
The UAE delegation included representatives of the Ministry of Interior, the General Directorate of the Federal Criminal Police, the Identity and Citizenship Authority, the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Education.
During the meetings, both sides discussed a range of joint consular topics, their monitoring and development plans, and ways of reinforcing the consular cooperation between the UAE and the UK.
The meeting also discussed other relevant topics, such as travel and awareness guidelines between the two
countries and their judicial cooperation, as well as how to
facilitate the study of Emiratis abroad and exchange consular expertise.