UAE: Gargash moves on, Shakhbut Bin Nahyan steps up in reshuffle

Issue 1120 - 18 Feb 2021

Dr Anwar Gargash has stepped down from his role as the long-serving minister of state for foreign affairs in a reshuffle; he has taken on a new post of diplomatic advisor to President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan – an apparently symbolic post as the president is infirm and inactive, beyond messages broadcast in his name. Another minister of state, Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, also left the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA); he will now serve as cultural advisor to the president.

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