WASHINGTON--(His Excellency Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the United States.)--The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, DC is releasing an official photo of
View the official high-resolution photo of Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba.
About Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba:
Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba took up his Washington-based post in July 2008.
Previously, Ambassador Al Otaiba served for seven years as the Director of International Affairs for the Court of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. During that time, he was a senior counselor to HH General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
In that role, Ambassador Al Otaiba helped strengthen UAE security and economic relations throughout the region and cultivated the UAE’s robust relationship with the United States. His responsibilities included serving as the UAE’s principal security, anti-terrorism and defense liaison to other governments. In this capacity, he was heavily involved in diplomatic efforts to improve regional security and defense cooperation. Ambassador Al Otaiba also worked to enhance UAE enforcement of export control laws and policy and coordination of counterproliferation activities with allies.
More recently, Ambassador Al Otaiba helped guide Abu Dhabi’s leadership in multinational discussions on best practices for sovereign wealth funds. This activity was an extension of Ambassador Al Otaiba’s efforts to promote and deepen trade relationships between the UAE and other government, commercial, and private sector entities. For several years, Ambassador Al Otaiba facilitated meetings between the UAE and other foreign economic interests, which resulted in numerous mutually beneficial cooperation and partnership agreements.
Ambassador Al Otaiba obtained a degree in international relations from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, after graduating from the Cairo American College. He also attended the Industrial College of the US Armed Forces at the National Defense University in Washington, DC as an International Fellow.