New US ambassador to the UAE


It was announced about the appointment of a new US ambassador to the UAE a day before. The post was taken by John Rakolta from Michigan, a business executive and public figure, who since 1993 was an executive director of the construction company Walbridge Aldinger in Detroit.

Walbridge has 102 years of age. The company is engaged in the construction of factories, hospitals and government facilities. Last year, the company’s revenue was $ 1.5 billion.

Mr. Rakolta also holds the position of co-chair of the Association of Future Schoolchildren of Detroit and the Association for City Affairs.

Unlike his predecessor Barbara A. Leaf, a diplomat with a broad experience in this sphere, foreign diplomacy is a new activity for Mr. Rakolta. The only diplomatic post he held until his appointment was the post of the Honorary Consul of Romania in the state Michigan.

Rakolta is the trustee of the New Detroit Information and Advocacy Group and a board member of the “Road Together” charity fund of Southeast Michigan.

Age of Rakolta is 70 years. He participated in raising funds for Trump’s presidential campaign.

Recently, Rakolta advocated the need to reform the financing of special education in order to make it commensurate with the allocation of funds to traditional school districts.

About the cooperation of the UAE and the United States of America

The preconditions for cooperation between these two countries are quite a lot, especially in trade. The UAE is one of the 10 largest markets for American products.

Another factor is the agreement on military cooperation between Washington and Abu Dhabi.

Some time ago the delegations of the United Arab Emirates and the United States of America agreed on cooperation in the field of civil and national security of outer space. Members of delegations considered a wide range of possible areas of cooperation in the space sphere.
Delegations agreed on the development of a strategic approach that would allow them to focus on strengthening mutual trust and understanding of space systems, which both countries rely on in matters of economic, environmental safety and social well-being.