His Excellency Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash
Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
His Excellency Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash was appointed in 2006 as Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs. In February 2008, His Excellency Dr. Gargash was given the additional responsibility of Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. In February 2016, he has been appointed as Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.
His Excellency holds a number of positions in addition to his Ministerial positions as he is the Chairman of the National Elections Committee, overseeing the UAE’s first elections which took place in 2006 and the subsequent elections in 2011 and 2015. He is also the Chairman of the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Al Owais Cultural Foundation, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Emirates Diplomatic Academy and Leads the UAE team for the Human Rights Periodic Review.
Dr. Gargash received his Ph.D from King's College, Cambridge and holds Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Political Science from George Washington University.