Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba Honored by World Affairs Council

News | March 08, 2013

EWI board member and UAE ambassador to the U.S. Yousef Al Otaiba was honored by the World Affairs Council yesterday for his contributions to the development of the US-UAE relationship.

Otaiba and his diplomatic corps, who have drawn attention for their international aid efforts, were presented with the Distinguished Diplomatic Service Award at the World Affairs Council-Washington, D.C.'s annual gala.

"My team and I have worked very hard to build new relationships," said Otaiba, explaining that they have travelled "throughout the country to share the story of the deep ties that bind our two countries."

The embassy's significant aid to Joplin, Missouri following a devastating tornado and pledges to New York and New Jersey in the wake of Hurricane Sandy were cited as major factors in determining the recipient of the award.

Click here to read full coverage of the award presentation at The National.