Al Habtoor Group Founding Chairman Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor met with HE Barbara Leaf, the outgoing US Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates at his office on Monday 26 February 2018. The Ambassador, who has been in her position since 2014, is due to retire from government in the coming weeks.
Al Habtoor wished Her Excellency well as her three-year term as US Ambassador to the UAE comes to an end. Al Habtoor, who has just returned from a visit to the United States, said he has always valued their friendship.
“I wish Her Excellency the very best in the US. Ambassador Leaf has made good progress in deepening the relationship between the UAE and the United States and she has always made an effort to meet with key business leaders during her term. I have enjoyed our meetings.” he said.
They discussed the improving economic climate in Dubai, and the strong relationship between the US and UAE, as well as regional issues that remain up in the air.