UAE empowers diplomats: Mohammed

Receives ambassadors with Sheikh Abdullah

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his government have spared no effort to provide UAE diplomatic missions abroad with necessary resources and potentials to deliver the country's humanitarian message of mutual respect, peaceful co-existence, openness and of building balanced relations with other countries and maintaining UAE's reputation overseas, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, affirmed.
 
Welcoming ambassadors and representatives of UAE to sisterly and friendly countries and international organisations at Zabeel Palace, Sheikh Mohammed credited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, spearheaded by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, for its consistent contacts and consultations with other countries of the world on regional and international issues of mutual concern, particularly those serving regional and international peace.
 
"You are representing your State, leadership and people in host countries with whom the UAE maintains bonds of friendship and fraternity... as ambassadors to your country and leadership, your responsibilities and duties towards UAE citizens abroad are to assist students, patients and businessmen and make sure they are safe and comfortable," the Vice-Presideny said while addressing the diplomats.
 
"Your diplomatic work is not only confined to official and social courtesy and cultivating relations with officials of host countries... you should reach out to representatives of public and private sectors from investment and financial companies to businessmen and others to market the UAE credentials and its available potentials for building humanitarian and cultural bridges and then fostering cooperation in areas of economy, investment, tourism, health and sports," Sheikh Mohammed added.
 
Lauding achievements made by the UAE diplomacy, Sheikh Mohammed urged the ambassadors to maximise their efforts so as to achieve more gains, which he said, serve the nation and raise its standing at regional and international circles.
 
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan said he and his ministry staff were proud to heed instructions of Sheikh Mohammed, affirming that they will always remain open to guidance from President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and support and follow up from Sheikh Mohammed in order achieve the highest aspirations of the wise leadership for cultivating good relations between the UAE and other countries based on mutual respect, trust and interests.

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