UAE ambassador to Iran to resume duties within days


ABU DHABI — The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Sunday, that the country’s ambassador to Iran, Saif Mohammed Al Zaabi, will resume his duties at the embassy in Tehran in the coming days.

The move comes in line with UAE’s efforts to strengthen its relations with Iran, and in implementation of its previous decision to raise the level of diplomatic representation to the rank of ambassador.

The ministry added that the decision contributes to “further advancing bilateral relations in cooperation with officials in Iran to achieve the common interests of the two countries and the wider region.”

The announcement follows a phone call on July 26 between the UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdullah bin Zayed and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. — WAM

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