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21 February 2024

Mohammed receives 14 new ambassadors


His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Sunday received the credentials of 14 new ambassadors to the UAE.

Also present were Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior and Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.

The ambassadors represented the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Republic of Ireland, Kingdom of Norway, Arab Republic of Egypt, United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Kazakhstan, European Union, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, France, State of Qatar, Republic of India, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Republic of Gambia and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The ceremony was attended by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gargawi, Minister for Cabinet Affairs, Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, Obaid bin Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs and Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State.

Lt. General Misbah bin Rashid AI Fattan, Director of the Office of the Vice President, Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Butti Al Hamed, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director-General of the Department of Protocol and Hospitality in Dubai, and a number of officials were also present.

Two judges sworn in before Mohammed bin Rashid


Two judges in the Federal Supreme Court were sworn in on Sunday before Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid.

Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Dr. Hadef bin Jowan Al Dhahiri, Minister of Justice, attended the oath-taking ceremony of the two judges.

Judge Ahmed Abdul Haq Yameen and Judge Abdullah Abu Bakr Al Serri, swore that they "will govern justly, without fear or favour and will be faithful to the Constitution of the United Arab Emirates and its laws."

Sheikh Mohammed urged the judges to be fair and to achieve justice among the people and to do right, wishing them success in their work.

The swearing-in ceremony was attended by a number of ministers and officials.

Mohammed bin Rashid receives Mexican FM

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Sunday received Jose Antonio Meade, Mexican Foreign Secretary, who is visiting the UAE for the first time.

Sheikh Mohammed and the Mexican minister discussed ways of enhancing bilateral ties in line with aspirations of the two countries' leaderships and governments for leveraging these ties, especially in areas of economy, trade, tourism and other sectors.

The Mexican minister expressed his admiration at the cross-cultural harmony in the UAE community, adding that more than 3000 Mexicans are living and working in the UAE and over 50,000 Mexican tourists visit the UAE yearly.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State, Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director General of Protocol Department, Francisco Alonso Escobar, Ambassador of Mexico to the UAE, and entourage of the Mexican minister, attended the meeting.

Mohammed issues bylaw on legal translation profession

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has issued Cabinet Resolution No (7) for 2014 on the bylaw of the Cabinet Resolution No (7) for 2012 regarding the regulation of the legal translation professional.

Published in the latest release of the Official Gazette, the resolution forbids practising the legal translation profession unless the translator is duly registered with the Ministry of Justice and obtained official permit from the authorised entities in the local governments.

Registration Terms and Conditions

Pursuant to the bylaw, applicant must prove evidence of good conduct, show good command of Arabic if the pair language is Arabic, obtain degree in translation from an accredited educational institute, obtain not less than five years experience after the graduation ( UAE nationals are exempted from this condition), pass the interview and examinations, physically fit, pay the registration fees and must present a professional indemnity insurance.

Sign Language Translators

To obtain a sign language translation permit, the translator must be highly qualified in manual communication and body language, deeply understand deaf people culture, have direct contacts with deaf people communities and have various skills to tackle different situations. Sign language translator must register duly with the Ministry of Justice.

Pursuant to Cabinet Resolution No (7) of 2014, applicants must submit applications to the concerned department in the Ministry of Justice supported with all required documents and take the oral and written examinations. A specialised committee will review the entire case and issue decision within 60 days from the date of application. Applicant may appeal the committee’s decision within 30 days in front of the Appeal Court. Rejected applicants may re-apply after 3 years from the date of rejection.

Professional liability insurance

According to the bylaw, the translator must have a professional liability insurance contract with an insurance company licensed and registered inside the UAE. The insurance coverage must not be less than Dh 500,000 and not more than Dh3,000,000 per annum.

The bylaw also detailed and prescribed the oath taking procedures, suspending or quitting practising the profession, the translator’s obligations. Additionally the bylaw prescribed the formation, speciality and authorities of the Translators Affairs Committee and the penal allegations and disciplinary actions against translators.

According to the bylaw, the translators already registered with the Ministry of Justice prior to the date of issuance of the bylaw have one year, from the date of issuance of the bylaw, for reconciliation with the rules and regulations prescribed in the Cabinet Resolution No (7) for 2014.