Frank-Walter Steinmeier waves next to his wife Elke Buedenbender after his re-election in Berlin. Reuters
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan sent a cable of congratulations to Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier on his re-election as the German President.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, sent similar cables to the German president.
Steinmeier is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), holds a doctorate in law and was formerly a career civil servant.
He was a close aide of Gerhard Schröder when Schröder was Prime Minister of Lower Saxony during most of the 1990s, and served as Schröder's chief of staff from 1996.
When Schröder became Chancellor of Germany in 1998, Steinmeier was appointed Under-Secretary of State in the German Chancellery with the responsibility for the intelligence services. From 1999 to 2005 he served as Chief of Staff of the Chancellery.
In a statement, MWL Secretary-General Dr. Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Al Issa extended the wishes of all MWL affiliates to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed for more success in serving his country and its people, following in the footsteps of his predecessors.
Germany’s second biggest city Hamburg is becoming one of the favourite travel destinations for Gulf travellers, offering them outstanding features, from great waterfront sites, high-end shopping facilities, luxurious hotels to exquisite culinary Michelin-star restaurants.
Taking into consideration the importance of the GCC market to Germany, the German National Tourist Board, GNTB, has announced that it will be showcasing a range of key destinations at Arabian Travel Market, ATM, 2019, which takes place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 28th April to 1st May.
The new plan will accelerate the momentum it has achieved in its transition towards clean energy over the last decade, backed by a clear roadmap for reaching its net-zero goal by 2050.
Russia’s Central Election Commission said on Friday that the election would for the first time be held over three days — from March 15-17.
Leucistic alligators are the rarest genetic variation in the American alligator. They differ from albino alligators, which have pink eyes and a complete loss of pigment, according to Gatorland. Park visitors will be able to see the alligator early next year.