His Excellency Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash
Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
His Excellency Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash joined the Federal Government in 2006 as Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs, in February 2008, he was appointed as Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for National Council Affairs. In February 2016, Dr. Gargash was appointed as Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.
In addition to his ministerial portfolio, H.E Dr. Anwar Gargash was 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 Head of the UAE team for the Human Rights Periodic Review, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Al Owais Cultural Foundation, and he is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Emirates Diplomatic Academy.
Dr. Anwar Gargash was a lecturer at the Emirates University from 1990 to 1995, and worked in the private sector from 1995 to 2006. Dr. Anwar 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.