The Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council



The Saudi – Emirati Coordination Council has been set up within the context of an agreement concluded in May 2016 between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, under directives of The Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques King Salam bin Abdulaziz and His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates.​

The council offers a role model of bilateral cooperation and strong bonds between countries. At the same time, the council supports work within the joint GCC system. The Saudi – Emirati coordination Council will seek to coordinate implementation of work on joint initiatives conducive to positive outcomes in terms of creation of job opportunities, GDP growth, and increased investments between the two countries.

Council Objectives​:

The Saudi – Emirati coordination Council seeks to develop a joint vision for deeper and more sustainable bilateral relations, in line with the objectives set by the GCC, and to strengthen economic integration between the two countries. It will also develop innovative solutions for the optimum utilization of present resources, while building up an efficient and integrated education system well-structured on both countries’ strengths, and adequately designed to groom highly efficient national citizenry. Furthermore, the council will enhance political, security and military cooperation and integration between the two countries, in such a way as to strengthen security and sovereign status of both countries at regional and international levels. In addition, the Council will make sure that cooperation and partnership opportunities are effectively pursued and utilized in both countries, through a clear mechanism based on an integrated benchmarking methodology to ensure sustainability of plans.​

Council Presidency and Members

Council Presidency

Saudi Side


Saudi side:

HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers, Minister of Defense, and Chairman of the Saudi Council of Economic and Development Affairs,

UAE side

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi , Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council

Council Members

HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud Al Saud
Minister of Interior

HRH Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al-Saud
Minister of Culture

H.E Dr. Majid Al Qasabi
Minister of Commerce and Investment

HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud
Minister of Energy

H.E Adel Al Jubair
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs

H.E. Dr Hamd Al-Shaikh
Minister of Education 

H.E Mohammed Al Jadaan 
Minister of Finance

H.E Mohammed Al Tuwaijri, Minister of Economy and Planning/ 
Chairman of the Executive Committee for the Saudi Side

H.E Ahmed Al-Khatib,
Advisor at the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers

H.E Yasir Al Rumayyan,
Governor of the Public Investment Fund

Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud,
Minister of Foreign Affairs

H.E Bandar Al-Kharif,
Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources

H.E Turki Al-Dakhil,
Saudi Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates

His Highness Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan
National Security Advisor
His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs

His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Sheikh Shakhboot bin  Nahyan Al Nahyan
UAE Ambassador to the Kingdom

Sheikh Zayed bin  Hamdan bin Zayed  Al Nahyan

H.E Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, 
Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future/ Chairman of the Executive Committee for the UAE Side

H.E Obaid bin Humaid Al Tayer,
Minister of State for Financial Affairs

H.E Engineer Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, 
Minister of Economy

H.E Dr Anwar Gargash, 
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs

H.E Hussain Al Hammadi,
Minister of Education

H.E Sultan Al Jaber, 
Minister of State

Ali bin Hammad Al Shamsi,
Deputy Secretary-General of the Supreme National Security Council


  1. The economic pillar
  2. The human and knowledge pillar
  3. The political, security and military pillar