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April 11, 2012

Khalifa asks new envoys to elevate UAE’s stature


Abu Dhabi, April 11: The UAE’s new permanent representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Nato), Mohammed Ali Al Naqbi, ambassador to Libya Obaid Mohammed Al Ka’abi and ambassador to Kuwait Ali Ahmed bin Shukr Al Za’abi were sworn in before the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in presence of Shaikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President’s Representative, and General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

Shaikh Khalifa also received the credentials of 12 new ambassadors to the UAE at Al Diyafa Palace in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

During the swearing-in ceremony, Shaikh Khalifa gave directives to the new ambassadors to further elevate the UAE’s international stature at various levels. He also underscored the role of the UAE’s diplomatic missions in helping nationals abroad and attending to their affairs, noting that the UAE considers human beings as its top priority and harnesses its resources to serve the nation and nationals.

For their part, the new ambassadors pledged to dedicate themselves to sincerely working for bolstering cooperation and friendship with other countries in order to reflect the prestigious stature of the UAE and its wise policy under the leadership of Shaikh Khalifa.

While receiving the new foreign envoys, the President reiterated the UAE’s interest in extending bridges of friendship, cooperation and tolerance among people of the world, building balanced relations with all friendly countries as well as in promoting its economic, cultural and tourism relations with other countries. The new resident ambassadors include Jose de Mendonca e Lima of Brazil, Orazumyrat Gurbannazarov of Turkmenistan, Gegham Gharibjanian of Armenia and Dhananjay Jha of Nepal. The eight non-resident ambassadors are of Cuba, Mongolia, Slovenia, San Marino, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Equatorial Guinea and Sierra Leone. The President welcomed the new ambassadors and expressed his best wishes of success in their efforts to promote and expand relations with the UAE. “The UAE will provide full support to you in your second home through the relevant authorities in order to facilitate your missions and enhance relations between the UAE and your countries,” Shaikh Khalifa said.

He asked the ambassadors to convey greetings and best wishes to their heads of states.

Also in attendance at the ceremony were Shaikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler’s Representative in the Eastern Region; Shaikh Surour bin Mohammed Al Nahyan; Shaikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor; Shaikh Saeed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler’s Representative; Shaikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation; Lt. General Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior; Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs; Shaikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court; Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research; Shaikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Public Works; Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs; other Shaikhs and senior officials.

Khalifa asks new envoys to elevate UAE’s stature


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