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President issues orders on new UAE embassies

Decrees stipulating diplomatic appointments and transfers also sent out

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President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
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Abu Dhabi: President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan issued a number of federal decrees on the establishment of UAE embassies in Costa Rica and Mali and the appointment and transfer of a number of ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps. The decrees were published in the latest issue of the Official Gazette.

Shaikh Khalifa issued Federal Decree No. 75 of 2018 establishing a UAE Embassy in Costa Rica in the capital San Jose, while Federal Decree No. 76 of 2018 established a UAE Embassy in Bamako, the capital of Mali.

Shaikh Khalifa also issued Federal Decree No. 77 of 2018, which stipulates the transfer of Mahmoud Mohammad Mahmoud Al Mahmoud, UAE Ambassador to Nigeria, to the General Secretariat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Federal Decree No. 78 of 2018 appoints Fahd Obaid Mohammad Obaid Al Tifaq in the Foreign and Consular Service at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation with the rank of Minister Plenipotentiary (First Grade), while Federal Decree No. 79 of 2018 names Al Tifaq as the UAE Ambassador to Nigeria.

Shaikh Khalifa also issued Federal Decree No. 80 of 2018 concerning the transfer of Salem Rashid Al Owais, UAE Consul General in Barcelona, to the General Secretariat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Federal Decree No. 81 of 2018 appointing Mohammad Abdullah Ali Khater Al Shamsi as his successor.

In addition, Federal Decree No. 82 of 2018 appoints Khalid Ebrahim Abdul Aziz Al Qahtani as the UAE’s Ambassador to Mozambique, and Federal Decree No. 83 of 2018 appoints Mahash Saeed Salem Al Hameli, UAE Ambassador to South Africa, as a non-resident ambassador to both Namibia and Botswana.

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