Baird's relationship-minding key to rebuilding UAE ties

It took the sustained personal intervention of Foreign Minister John Baird to help turn Canada's rocky relationship with the United Arab Emirates around, say observers, leading to his meeting this week with his UAE counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan.

Embassy Photo: Sam Garcia
The foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan, and Foreign Minister John Baird share a laugh at a joint press conference March 5.
Kristen Shane
Published: Wednesday, 03/07/2012 12:00 am EST

It took the sustained personal intervention of Foreign Minister John Baird to help turn Canada's rocky relationship with the United Arab Emirates around, say observers, leading to his meeting this week with his UAE counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan.

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