The Harbour Group has registered a three-year renewal contract at the Justice Dept. for the United Arab Emirates, showing a $5M cap on annual outlays including professional fees, expenses, legal, compliance costs as well as third-party payments as approved by the country’s embassy.

The pact went into effect Jan. 1 and runs through 2014.

THG will guide the Embassy in the “planning and ongoing implementation of a comprehensive public diplomacy and communications program to sustain and enhance public awareness and understanding of the UAE among U.S. policymakers and opinion leaders,” according to the contract.

The Washington-based shop is to support the Embassy’s outreach to and program management of partnerships with think tanks, non-governmental organizations, business associations and other groups.

Richard Mintz, managing director of THG, Matthew Triaca, senior VP, oversee the UAE business.