Sheikh Abdullah greets graudates during the ceremony.
The ceremony, which coincided with the official inauguration event of AGDA’s new campus, located in the heart of the embassy district in Abu Dhabi, also drew the participation of Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan the Adviser of His Highness the President, Dr Anwar Bin Mohammed Gargash, Diplomatic Adviser to the UAE President and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, Cultural Adviser to the UAE President; Dr Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology; Mohammed Bin Ahmed Al Bawardi Minister of State for Defence, Shamma Al Mazrouei Minister of State for Youth Affairs, Ahmed Al Sayegh Minister of State, Khalifa Shaheen Al Marar Minister of State.
In addition, the graduation ceremony was also attended by Khalid Abdullah Belhoul Undersecretary of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Omar Saif Ghobash Assistant Minister for Cultural and Public Diplomacy, Lana Zaki Nusseibah Assistant Minister for political affairs and the permanent representative to the UN, as well as Bernardino Le?n, Director General of AGDA; and other senior officials.
Sheikh Abdullah presents degree to a graduate during the ceremony.
Sheikh Abdulla happiness for attending the ceremony, and to celebrate the inauguration of the new building of the academy, one that holds a very precious name for the UAE diplomacy.
Sheikh Abdullah also thanked the team that has worked hardly to accomplish this project. He added: "I would like to thank my friend and colleague, Bernardino Leon, whom I was honoured to work with when he was representing the diplomacy of Spain." He also thanked Bernardino Leon for his efforts in the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy.
He also congratulated the graduates on their academic achievements, stressing his full confidence that they will continue to raise the name of the UAE, serving as ambassadors of the UAE’s values of tolerance and understanding.
He also stated: "Today, we mark a pivotal milestone for aspiring diplomats - the sons and daughters of the UAE - who have gathered us to celebrate their success. The graduates are about to embark on a journey of a lifetime and join our line-up of elite diplomats, who are not only representing the UAE on the international arena, but also, helping our nation lead the way, across all fields."
Sheikh Abdullah added: "The Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy continues to bring the vision of the UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to life. Since its founding in 2014, the prestigious Academy has been generating dynamic diplomats, who are achieving the UAE’s foreign policy objectives, and serving the country on innumerable missions, near and far."
"Our aspiring future delegates, envoys and ambassadors that have graduated today, must carry with them essential principles, to not only succeed as world-class diplomats, but to also protect the eminent reputation of the UAE. These principles are integrity, transparency, and loyalty to their homeland."
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With Emirati graduates representing 54% of the class of 2022, the 13th cohort included 233 graduates comprising 145 Bachelor’s, 73 Masters and 15 Executive Diploma graduates.