His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, received at Al Mushrif Palace on Wednesday, copies of credentials of a number of non-resident ambassadors of friendly countries.
Abdulwahab Nasser Al Najjar was sworn in as new ambassador of the UAE to Cyprus on the occasion. Shaikh Mohammad wished the envoy good luck in his mission.
Shaikh Mohammed received credentials of 15 new envoys of Cuba, Mongolia, Slovenia, Maldives, Ghana, Mali, Gabon, Kosovo, Botswana, Jamaica, Liberia, Honduras, Guatemala, Vanuatu, and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The new envoys conveyed the greetings of their leaders to the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Shaikh Mohammed; and General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and their wishes of progress, welfare and prosperity of the UAE led by its wise leadership.
They also expressed hope that their appointment as non-resident ambassadors to the UAE would open avenues of friendship and cooperation ties as well as expand diplomatic, tourism and cultural ties between their countries and the UAE.
Shaikh Mohammed welcomed the new ambassadors and wished them luck in bolstering cooperation and friendship between their countries and the UAE.
He also emphasised that the UAE led by Shaikh Khalifa is working on building bridges of communication with other countries across the world as well as economic, tourism, and cultural ties, stressing that the communication between Emiratis and other peoples “is fundamental”.
He added, “At the same time, we build strong political and trade relations with these countries to achieve common interests.” He affirmed that the new envoys will enjoy all the support from the UAE’s authorities to facilitate their diplomatic tasks to enhance ties between the UAE and their various countries.
The ceremony was attended by 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 Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign Minister; Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development; Shaikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and other senior officials.