Dubai: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, today received the credentials of five newly-appointed ambassadors to the UAE. The event was attended by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
During the event, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum also presided over the oath-taking ceremony of UAE Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Mohammed Morad Hassan Morad Al Balushi.
Sheikh Mohammed received the credentials of Algeria’s Ambassador to the UAE, Khemissi Arif; India’s Ambassador to the UAE, Sunjay Sudhir; Japan’s Ambassador to the UAE, Akio Isomata; Mongolia’s Ambassador to the UAE, Odonbaatar Shijeekhuu; and the Republic of Kosovo’s Ambassador to the UAE, Xhabir Hamiti.
Sheikh Mohammed welcomed the new ambassadors and wished them success in their new diplomatic mission. Sheikh Mohammed said the UAE will support the new ambassadors in carrying out their mission to enhance bilateral ties and underscored the UAE’s keenness to build bridges of friendship and collaboration with various friendly countries.
The newly-appointed ambassadors conveyed the greetings of their leaders and heads of state to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. They also wished the UAE and its people further progress and prosperity and expressed their commitment to playing key roles in improving bilateral cooperation in various fields.
The ceremony was attended by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates airline and Group; His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Media Council; Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Council for Border Crossing Points Security; and senior officials.