At an official ceremony that took place on Monday, 26 March 2012, at the Al Mushrif Palace, Mr Elpidoforos Economou presented his credentials to the President of the United Arab Emirates Mr Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, as the new Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the country.
At a brief meeting that followed the official ceremony, the President of the United Arab Emirates reassured that both he and his Government will provide every possible support in the effort to further develop the relations between Cyprus and the United Arab Emirates.
In his reply, Mr Economou conveyed the warm greetings of President Christofias and thanked President Al Nahyan for the support, assuring him that he will cooperate with him and the government of the country for the further strengthening of relations between Cyprus and the United Arab Emirates, at all levels. He also underlined the important support of friendly states, like the United Arab Emirates, in the efforts to resolve the Cyprus issue.
President Khalifa noted on this point that the United Arab Emirates support the peaceful resolution of conflicts, taking always into consideration world peace and development.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nicosia, 29 March 2012