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.
President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed welcomed the ambassadors and wished them success in their missions to boost cooperation and friendship relations between the UAE and their respective countries.
President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil on his country's Independence Day, which is marked on 7th September.
Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates have sent congratulatory cables to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, on the occasion of the Kingdom's 93rd National Day.
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The aid included winter necessities, such as heating devices, blankets, clothes, children's supplies, and food parcels, to protect those affected by the consequences of low temperatures, extreme cold, and the spread of winter diseases, especially children.
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