UAE embassies, diplomatic missions abroad mark national day

CAPITALS, 5th December, 2015 (WAM) – The UAE embassies and the diplomatic missions abroad marked the UAE’s 44th National Day anniversary.

In Brazil, Khaled Khalifa Al Mu’alla, UAE Ambassador to Brazil, hosted a reception to mark the occasion which was attended by Saleh Ahmed Al Suwaidi, UAE Consul-General in Sao Paulo, and a group of senior Brazilian officials led by Ricardo Lewandowski, President of the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil, Aldo Rebelo, Minister of Defence, and a number of top foreign ministry officials, MPs, VIP guests, diplomats, businessmen and representatives of the civil society and Arab community.

The audience congratulated the UAE on the national day and highlighted the strong friendship ties that bind the leaderships, governments and peoples of Brazil and the UAE.

In Spain, the UAE Consulate-General in Barcelona held a reception to celebrate the national day. UAE Ambassador to Spain Dr. Hessa Al Otaina, and Salem Al Owais, the Consul-General, were at hand to welcome more than 500 VIP guests, who included representative of the President of the Generalitat (head of the Government) of Catalonia, senior government officials, CEOs and local community leaders.

Addressing the audience, the ambassador and the consul reviewed remarkable achievements made by the UAE over the past 44 years thanks to the visionary leadership and close interaction between the leadership and the people.

Khaled Al Muhairi, the UAE Consul-General in Munich, hosted a reception on the occasion. It was attended by a group of diplomats, and a crowd of businessmen, media persons, directors of hospitals and other guests.

Chief guest Franz Josef Pschierer, State Secretary of Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology, lauded the good ties between the two countries and expressed the hope for a broader bilateral trade exchange and cooperation.

In Toronto, the Consulate-General also marked the event. The Consul-General, Sultan Al Harbi, congratulated the leaders and people of the UAE on the 44th National Day and spoke about the UAE’s prominent standing in the international community.

He said the UAE is playing a tangible role at regional and international arenas through its distinctive strategic economic and political partnerships with other countries which contributed to advancing regional and international security, peace stability and development.

In Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan, the UAE Embassy marked the national day with a grand ceremony attended by Elyor Ganiev, Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade.

Mohammed Hareb Al Muhairi welcomed around 600 guests including senior Uzbek government officials.

In Santiago, capital of Chile, UAE Ambassador Abdullah Mohammed Al Maina hosted a reception during which he welcomed a number of top government officials, MPs, senators, army and police officers, diplomats and businessmen.

In his address to the audience, the ambassador spoke the progress of the UAE since the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed, established the Union, the spectacular achievements it has made and balanced policy it adopted which has gained it a prominent place regionally and internationally.

He also reviewed the humanitarian initiatives being implemented by the UAE in different parts of the world. He also touched on the developing ties between the two countries at government and people-to-people levels.