HE Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh

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His Excellency Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh has been active in Government service and an interpreter for the Presidents of the United Arab Emirates since 1968. He is currently a Minister of State in the UAE Government, prior to which he served as Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation at the Foreign Ministry and the Cultural Advisor at the UAE Presidential Court.

Mr. Nusseibeh graduated from the University of Cambridge, UK, with a Master’s degree in Economics. He has published translations of Gulf and Arab poetry into several European languages and contributed a series of articles to journals and newspapers. He has received a number of prestigious Arab and International Awards including the Abu Dhabi Award (2007) and the Cultural Diplomat of the Year 2017 award at the Abu Dhabi Cultural Summit.

He was awarded an honorary PhD in Human Sciences by the University of Jerusalem in 2014 in recognition of his long and active career.