ABU DHABI: The Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has urged the newly appointed ambassadors to fraternal and friendly countries to be the best envoys of their country and translate the confidence reposed in them by their leadership into deeds and achievements in the field of developing the UAE’s political, cultural and economic ties with nations to which they have been posted, for the benefit of the UAE and its peoples.
Sheikh Mohammed made these remarks when five new ambassadors were sworn in before him in the presence of H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister.
The swearing-in ceremony, held at the Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi, was also attended by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Juma Al Za’abi, Deputy Minister for Presidential Affairs, Lt. General Misbah bin Rashid AI Fattan, Director of the Office of the Vice-President, Mohammad Mir Abdullah Al Raisi, Acting Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director- General of the Department of Protocol and Hospitality in Dubai, and a number of senior officials at the Ministry.
Earlier, the UAE Ambassador to France, Mo’dhed Mughair Al Khaili; the UAE ambassador to Qatar, Saleh Mohamed bin Nasra Al Amri; the UAE ambassador to Armenia, Jassim Mohammed Mubarak Al Qasimi; the UAE Ambassador to Thailand, Saif Abdullah Mohammed Al Shamsi; and the UAE ambassador to New Zealand, Khalifa Al Mazrouei, took the oath before Sheikh Mohammed. They pledged to respect the constitution and laws of the country and keep the country’s interest as their top priority.