Article from Khaleej Times Online
Shaikh Khalifa has reiterated the UAE’s keenness to extend bridges of friendship and cooperation among nations and to build balanced relations. The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has reiterated the UAE’s keenness to extend bridges of friendship and cooperation among nations and to build balanced relations with all the fraternal and friendly countries. He also stressed the UAE’s constant endeavour to develop economic, cultural and tourism relations with the countries.
The President was speaking after the new ambassadors of 13 countries presented their credentials to him in the presence of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region Shaikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Monday.
The President received credentials from Ambassadors Michael H. Corbin of the USA; Dr Arif Ali Al Nayedh of Libya; Tariq Ba Tayyib of Tunisia; Arshad Ismael Al Musalli of Iraq; Abdullatif Dabbagh of Syria; Jaime van Zeller Leitao of Portugal; Janos Gyuris of Hungary; Adam Krzymowski of Poland; Malcolm Millar of New Zealand; Flavio Fonseca of Angola; Patrick R. of Seychelles; Ilkka Pekka Simila of Finland; and Roberto Vallejo of Columbia.
The President welcomed the ambassadors and wished them success in their mission to strengthen relations between the UAE and their respective countries. He asked the new ambassadors to convey his greetings to the Heads of their countries and best wishes for the welfare and prosperity of their people.
The new ambassadors expressed their happiness over the opportunity to represent their countries in the UAE and hailed the prudent policy adopted by the UAE under the leadership of the President. A number of Shaikhs, ministers and senior state officials also attended the ceremony which was held at the Mushrif Palace.