The United Arab Emirates and the Commonwealth of Dominica have signed a Joint Communique on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the two countries.

The UAE’s Permanent Representative to the United Nation in New York, Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, signed the joint communique on behalf of the UAE, while Ambassador Vince Henderson, Permanent Representative of the Commonwealth of Dominica to the United Nations in New York, signed on behalf of his country.

The Communique, signed in both Arabic and English, affirms the common interest of both countries to promote mutual understanding and strengthen friendship and cooperation between the two countries in the political, economic, social, humanitarian, cultural and scientific areas. The UAE and the Commonwealth of Dominica agreed that their relationship would be guided by the principles and purposes of the UN Charter and international law, particularly respect for equality among States, national sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and non-interference in the internal affairs of other States.

The Communique also acknowledges that the diplomatic relations between the two countries are established in accordance with the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 18th April 1961.

Following the signing, Ambassador Nusseibeh discussed with her counterpart the political, cultural and economic relations between the two countries and ways to develop and strengthen these relations through exchange of visits and expertise, and strengthening the economic cooperation in various areas.