Anwar Mohammed Qarqash

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Anwar Mohammed Qarqash
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Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
February 2008
President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Prime Minister Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Preceded by Mohammed Hussein Al Shaali
Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs
Assumed office
Preceded by Position established
Personal details
Born (1959-03-28) 28 March 1959 (age 58)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Nationality Emirati
Alma mater George Washington University
Cambridge University

Anwar Mohammed Qarqash, (Arabic: أنور محمد قرقاش‎‎) also known as Anwar Mohammed Gargash (born 28 March 1959 in Dubai) is an Emirati politician of Persian and Iranian origins, who holds two cabinet portfolios, minister of state for federal national council affairs and minister of state for foreign affairs.


Qarqash received a bachelor's degree in 1981 and a master's degree in 1984 in political science from George Washington University.[1] Then he obtained a PhD from King's College of Cambridge University in 1990.[1]


Qarqash started his career as a faculty member at United Arab Emirates University where he served from 1985 to 1995.[1] Until 2006 he worked at different foundations and firms.[1] He was also a member of the board of directors of Emirati daily Al Ittihad from 1997 to 1999.[1] He was appointed minister of state for federal national council affairs in 2006.[2] In February 2008, he was also named as minister of state for foreign affairs.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Biography" (PDF). UN. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Cabinet Members". UAE Cabinet. Archived from the original on 26 January 2010. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "H.E Dr. Anwar Mohammed Qarqash". UAE Government. Retrieved 2 September 2013.