UAE President issues decrees establishing new foreign embassy, appointing ambassadors

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ABU DHABI, 13th August, 2018 (WAM) -- President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued Federal Decrees concerning the establishment of a UAE embassy in Côte d’Ivoire and a consulate in Tanzania, and the promotion 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.

The decrees stipulated the promotion of Abdullah Hamdan Mohammed Al Naqbi, from the rank of Minister Plenipotentiary to the rank of Minister Plenipotentiary (First Grade), and the promotion of Khamis Rashid Ahmed Al Shemaili from the rank of First Secretary to the rank of Minister Plenipotentiary.

The transfer of Ghazi Abdullah Salem bin Ashour Al Mahri, the UAE Ambassador to Ethiopia, and Abdullah Mohammed Al Takawi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the UAE to Uganda, to the Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, was also stipulated in the decrees issued.