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1- A.C. Patankar, Principal Adviser, Confederation of Indian Industry (Mumbai).

2- The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the United States Department of State, Erica J. Barks-Ruggles, discussed regional security issues, especially those pertaining to Iran and Iraq.

A Dutch delegation comprising Manus J.M. van Diemen, First Secretary at the Dutch Embassy in Abu Dhabi, and Anne Philipps and Matthijs Schröeder from the Ministry of Interior, The Hague, discussed issues related to terrorism and Iran.

February 26, 2006


Dr Frédéric Launay, Director, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), UAE Project Office, and Environment Adviser to the Secretary-General of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, and Razan Al-Mubarak, Managing Director – Emirates Wildlife Society, and Senior Program Officer at the WWF, UAE, held talks to explore possible areas of cooperation in the field of environment and sustainable development, especially biodiversity in the Gulf region.

February 18, 2006


Prof. Dr. Valeria Piacentini of the Research Centre on the Southern System and Wider Mediterranean at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy

Bernard Savage, Head of the Delegation of the European Commission in Saudi Arabia

Claire Tallon, Coordinator for the Abu Dhabi-based Eurogolfe Project visited the Center to discuss further prospects for cooperation, especially in the field of education.