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Ajman CP opens Masfout Museum

AJMAN, 4th December, 2021 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman and Chairman of Ajman Executive Council, commended the UAE leadership’s great interest in heritage, antiquities, national identity, preservation of heritage content and its wide dissemination internally and externally, while inaugurating the Masfout Museum.

H.H. Sheikh Ammar made his statements when he inaugurated the museum in the presence of Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD), Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, Director General of Ajman Department of Tourism Development, and several officials.

Sheikh Ammar also praised the appreciative interest of H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, through the establishment of museums and the organisation of many heritage events in the emirate, which constitute historical and cultural beacons where the eye does not mistake the prominent heritage landmarks in Ajman, of which the most prominent of them is the Ajman Museum, and today is Masfout Museum.

The museum tells the story of the city of Masfout through a journey of time that extends over five thousand years from the prehistoric era to the modern city of Masfout. It encompasses the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, and then the entry of Islam up to the establishment of the city by the Al Nuaimi family, introduction of basic services until the founding of the UAE to begin a new era under the rule of Sheikh Humaid.

The museum’s opening also coincides with the UAE’s celebrations of its Golden Jubilee.

Sheikh Ammar said the museum offers a unique experience with its diversity in all aspects of heritage in the area.

He stressed that the museum is a historical landmark in the heart of Masfout and features a group of historical periods, the lives of fathers and grandfathers, and the rich history of Masfout.

It presents collections of photographs, collectibles, discovered antiquities and specially designed presentations concerned with the region’s history in a way that enriches the culture of future generations with the status and authenticity of our glorious heritage.

Sheikh Ammar toured the 12-hall museum and viewed the manuscripts, photographs, collectables, and antiquities and briefed about the emergence and evolution of Masfout city.

The museum includes a collection of collectables of the ruling family in Ajman and some local residents and their lives, highlighting life in the region through examples of antiquities, traditional industries and antiques.

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UAE Non-Resident Ambassador presents credentials to Governor-General of Papua New Guinea

PORT MORESBY, 26th September, 2023 (WAM) — Jamal Al Suwaidi, UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore, presented his credentials as UAE Non-Resident Ambassador to Papua New Guinea to Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae, Governor-General of Papua New Guinea, during a ceremony held at Government House in the capital, Port Moresby.

During the meeting, Al Suwaidi conveyed to the Governor-General Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae the greetings of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court, as well as their wishes for further progress and prosperity for the government and people of Papua New Guinea.

For his part, Governor-General Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae conveyed his greetings to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, and expressed his wishes for further growth and prosperity for the government and people of the UAE.

Governor-General Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae wished Al Suwaidi success in his work to strengthen bilateral relations in various fields, stressing his country's readiness to provide all possible support to facilitate his duties.

For his part, Al Suwaidi expressed his pride in representing the United Arab Emirates in Papua New Guinea and his keenness to enhance and activate bilateral relations in various fields to serve the interests of the two countries.

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Arab Media Forum kicks off in Dubai

DUBAI, 26th September, 2023 (WAM) — The 21st edition of the Arab Media Forum began today at the Madinat Jumeirah.

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the two-day event will bring together over 3,000 distinguished attendees including influential media personalities, ministers and heads of leading local, Arab and international media organisations, as well as thought leaders, intellectuals and writers.

The Forum will witness over 75 sessions featuring 130 speakers and the participation of 160 media organisations to explore cutting-edge media trends and discuss a new vision for charting a bright future for the Arab world’s media.

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UAE Foreign Minister, Indian counterpart discuss comprehensive strategic partnership in New York

NEW YORK, 26th September, 2023 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, has met with Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister of India, on the sidelines of the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) in New York.

The meeting touched on the historical friendship relations, the comprehensive strategic partnership between the UAE and India, and the means to further develop cooperation as part of the two countries' strategic partnership.

The UAE Foreign Minister and his Indian counterpart also reviewed the issue of climate change and bilateral cooperation in this regard, with the UAE hosting the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) this year in Expo City Dubai.

Sheikh Abdullah stressed that the UAE and India are keen to support multilateral international action to find effective solutions to all challenges and build fruitful and constructive partnerships that benefit humanity.

He pointed out that the two friendly countries have been linked to a comprehensive strategic partnership since 2017 and a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement since 2022, enabling them to accomplish many development achievements for their people. Sheikh Abdullah stressed that COP28 represents a great opportunity to highlight this exceptional UAE-India ties and the significance of international cooperation in facing all pressing challenges.

The meeting was attended by Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Political Affairs and UAE's Permanent Representative to the United Nation.

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