In February 2008, Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy was sworn in as Minister of State in the cabinet of the United Arab Emirates. In February 2016 she was appointed as UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation. Since her ministerial appointment, Her Excellency has managed the International Affairs Office of the UAE Prime Minister, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Additionally, she holds responsibility within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the UAE’s bilateral relations with India, Pakistan, Sub-Saharan African countries and the Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
Her Excellency is also Director General and board representative on the higher committee of Expo 2020 Dubai, overseeing preparations for the mega-event.
Her Excellency is chairperson of the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority. Its mission is to strengthen and enhance UAE’s national data and competitiveness capacities. She served as chairperson of Dubai Cares, a philanthropic organization that aims to improve access to primary education in developing countries.